Offering Home Sleep Tests: Help Patients & Your Bottom Line

Offering Home Sleep Tests: Help Patients & Your Bottom Line

When you have your own practice, whether you’ve been in business for a while or are just starting out, it’s important that you explore all potential avenues to increase your revenue stream while providing the appropriate resources for your patients.  Doctors. Dentists. Chiropractors. It’s extremely easy to just continue doing what you’ve always done, but it’s also important to keep your ear to the ground and not miss opportunities that help both your patients and your practice’s bottom line.  Sleep testing has exploded over the last decade and doesn’t really show any signs of stopping. It’s estimated that roughly 20...

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When to Get a Polysomnography vs a Home Sleep Test

When to Get a Polysomnography vs a Home Sleep Test

It can be tough to decide which sleep apnea test is right for you. Should you opt for the cheaper, easier home sleep test? Do you qualify? When should you really opt for the polysomnography? What’s involved in that decision?  We know that this can be a challenging set of questions to answer, so we want to make it a little bit easier. Depending on your symptoms and potential for sleep apnea or other sleep disorders, you can know which of these two sleep tests may be right for you. Before you decide to do one or the other, be...

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The Biggest Issue with CPAP Therapy

The Biggest Issue with CPAP Therapy

So you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea, now what? The next steps can feel a little overwhelming. What kind of therapy is best for me? What do I want? What kind of long-term treatment can I live with? We know you have tons of questions about what to do going forward.  The reality is that continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy is proven to be the most effective treatment for most types and levels of sleep apnea. It may take a little bit of time to familiarize yourself with the CPAP machine and learn how you can wear it most...

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The Intricate Connection Between Heart Failure & Obstructive Sleep Apnea

The Intricate Connection Between Heart Failure & Obstructive Sleep Apnea

While it may not be on the top of your list as a cardiologist, sleep apnea can have a serious impact on the cardiovascular health of your patients. As a specialist, your patients trust in you to keep them aware of both new and ongoing conditions that can challenge their quality of life, and sleep apnea is a pretty insidious one for a few different reasons.  First, sleep apnea can often go undiagnosed because the person may never be aware that they have it. Second, if your patient doesn’t specifically bring it up with you, you may not be able...

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How Long Does A Sleep Apnea Test Take?

How Long Does A Sleep Apnea Test Take?

It’s important to go into any medical procedure or appointment with as much information as possible. Especially when you know you may be getting a new diagnosis, this process can be overwhelming, but there are several ways you can mitigate your stress and anxiety. Number one? Know what you are signing up for.  A sleep apnea test can vary in time, investment, and length depending on what kind of test you and your doctor decide to do. The first option would be an in-lab sleep study--sometimes called a polysomnography. This is where you check into a hospital or medical center...

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