Did you receive a call from a sleep center to schedule an in-center or in-home sleep study?
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) affects more than 18 million Americans. Left untreated, sleep apnea can have serious and life-shortening consequences: high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, automobile accidents caused by falling asleep at the wheel, diabetes or depression. An in-home or in-center sleep study can diagnose OSA and many other sleep disorders.
Why did your doctor refer you for a sleep study?
It could be one of these risk factors:
- You’ve complained of excessive daytime sleepiness
- Your neck circumference is over 17″ (for men) or 15″ (for women)
- You’ve complained of waking up with morning headaches, dry mouth or a sore throat
- Your bed partner has observed that you gasp for air in the night
- You wake up frequently in the night to urinate
- Your body mass index (BMI) is over 30
Contact your sleep center so they can help. They will review the scheduling process with you, find a convenient date and location, and find out what your health insurance covers.
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