Sleep apnea is a common health problem that is characterized by interruptions in your breathing cycle while sleeping. Lack of a restful night can lead to headaches, stress, chronic fatigue and can increase your risk for a variety of health issues including diabetes and high blood pressure. If you experience frequent sleep disruptions such as loud frequent snoring or pauses in breathing it’s important to see a healthcare provider for a sleep apnea test.
The testing process is simple, painless and fast. It may take place overnight in your home or in a sleep lab facility depending on your health provider and insurance coverage. Most people don’t experience any discomfort during the test and fall asleep during the procedure. Adhesive sensors are placed on your body at the scalp, forehead, chin, chest, leg, and index finger to collect information from your brain, heart, lungs, and muscles. Bands may also be wrapped around your chest and stomach to measure your breathing. Data is gathered while you sleep.
Your doctor will review the information on your sleep patterns and work with you to develop the best treatment plan for your condition. There are lots of treatments for sleep apnea including special equipment and breathing machines that can help you to get a peaceful night’s sleep. The first step in a healthier life is getting tested.
Most insurance companies will pay for a medical sleep study ordered by a provider. At Apex EDI, we’ll make it easy for you to pay your sleep apnea claim. We know a good night’s sleep is vital to your overall health. If you are interested in finding out more about these type of claims then contact us at Apex EDI today!
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