Whether it was your doctor, significant other, friend or yourself that suggested you may have a sleeping disorder, you have made the decision to have a sleep test performed and you won’t regret it. This is a significant step in taking control of your health and happiness. Sleep disorders are a growing epidemic and impact … Read More »
After Your Sleep Study
If you’ve recently undergone a home sleep study or in-center sleep study, you probably have a lot of questions. How long will it take to get my results? What do the results of my sleep study mean? What do I do if I’ve been diagnosed with a sleep disorder? How do I change my sleep habits to sleep healthier? With these posts in the Sleep Blog, we can help you find answers to all these questions and more.
Many who suspect they have sleep apnea don’t seek treatment due to common misconceptions about what a diagnoses entails. With either choice, it is a simple test. It records your pulse, breathing, movement and oxygen levels. The two different tests a person can choose from are either an at home test or an in-center test. … Read More »
We’re asked this question on a daily basis. Usually, it’s one of the following reasons: 1. You’re a CPAP user and would like a new machine. If your CPAP machine is more than a few years old, you may be interested in a new machine. Most insurances will cover a new CPAP every 3 to … Read More »
If you recently had or ordered a sleep study to test for sleep apnea, the question foremost in your mind is probably what your results have to say about your sleep health or the health of your patient. However, unless you know what to look for, your sleep study report may seem more perplexing than informational. Here … Read More »
For me, camping is all about sleeping outside- both the challenges and the rewards. It has taken our family years of trial and error to find exactly the right sleeping arrangements (10 person tent for the 5 of us, queen-sized self-inflating air mattress, flannel sheets, heavy down comforter and kids on their own cots). Camping is … Read More »
What do these terms mean in a sleep study report? Which one is used by insurances to determine approval for CPAP therapy? Learn about the different type of respiratory events, how they are scored and what they mean for treatment options and insurance coverage of CPAP therapy.
I received this email from a patient yesterday: I completed my sleep study (2nd visit) last night (at Hemet location). I know it is too soon for test results but can you tell me anything about what happens next? Am I now waiting for word from you, or from my own doctor, for results … Read More »
Research you can’t ignore: Untreated sleep apnea increases erectile dysfunction in men and loss of libido in women. Treating sleep apnea can improve sexual function and sexual desire in men and women. We know that lack of sleep, daytime sleepiness, restlessness and snoring can put a strain on relationships. With as many as 20 million Americans … Read More »