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 »
Types of Sleep Studies
There are multiple types of sleep study that can be useful in identifying potential sleep disorders. Some of these studies are best when conducted from home, others require you to to visit a specialized facility to conduct on in-center sleep study. Advanced Sleep Medicine Services specializes in conducting in-center sleep studies, but we can also serve as your resource to understand home sleep studies. Learn more abut the different types of sleep studies by reading posts in The Sleep Blog.
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 »
Many people may wonder if they have sleep apnea, but dismiss the thought because of misconceptions about sleep testing. It is estimated that 26 percent of adults between the ages of 30 and 70 have sleep apnea. And yet, many go untreated and untested. The consequences of untreated sleep apnea are serious. The ramifications can … Read More »
Did you know there are currently over 10 million cases of undiagnosed sleep apnea in the United States? If those with the condition go untreated, they are facing a huge list of additional diagnoses including heart attack, stroke, obesity, diabetes and heart failure. Today, Advanced Sleep Medicine has provided three quick and easy ways to … Read More »
Many people suffering with sleep disorders are wary of sleep testing because of the inconvenience (discomfort) of spending the night in a sleep center. In-center testing can also be cost prohibitive, especially with the rise in insurance plan co-pays and high deductibles. Fortunately, HST—home sleep apnea testing—is providing an increasingly convenient and comfortable alternative … Read More »
Are you enrolled in Medicare or have patients who are? Learn about Medicare Part B coverage for sleep studies (Part B covers certain doctor’s services, out patient care, medical supplies and preventative services).
Do you know that it is a serious medical condition? Narcolepsy affects an estimated 1 in 3,000 Americans. And living with the disease is very challenging. You may have heard of narcolepsy before or recall a movie character hysterically falling asleep while walking. Our favorite TV dad, Homer Simpson, was diagnosed with narcolepsy in the premiere … Read More »
If you’re reading this blog, odds are, you’re looking for more information about sleep and sleep disorders. That’s good news for you, because the goal of this blog post is to give you an answer to ALL of your questions relating to sleep apnea, sleep studies, and the treatment that you can get afterwards. (Seriously, … Read More »
You’re probably familiar with the idea of a sleep study. You’re likely picturing a bed in a sleep center, a night away from your home and your family, a tangle of wires and sensors, and a somewhat restless night of sleep. But what if I told you that there was a sleep study option … Read More »
What is Unattended Home Sleep Testing (HST)? Rather than spend the night in a sleep center to determine whether or not you have a sleep disorder, unattended home sleep testing, or HST, in growing in popularity. Many physicians and health plans prefer this option to in-lab sleep studies because they are more convenient for patients … Read More »