Alaska Sleep Education Center

How Much Does a Sleep Study Cost? (Rates, Fees, & Discounts)

Posted by Kevin Phillips on Sep 8, 2014 2:08:00 PM

For whatever reason, getting procedure prices from medical clinics can be extremely difficult. Often, people don't even know what they're expected to pay until they get the bill in the mail after all services have been rendered. It's truly abhorring to think that many of these clinics are very open and helpful in explaining their medical procedures, practice procedures, how they diagnose and treat conditions, but get evasive and dodgy when asked about how much it will actually cost a patient.

At The Alaska Sleep Clinic (ASC) we understand that building trust with patients requires full disclosure and transparency about everything we do in our practice–especially when it comes to cost! Aside from wanting to know how to treat their sleep disorders, the greatest concern patients have is "how much will it cost me?" And this is a perfectly reasonable question to ask, and one that we refuse to shy away from. 

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Topics: polysomnogram, sleep study, cost of a sleep study

Home Sleep Tests Vs In-Lab Sleep Tests: Which is Best?

Posted by Kevin Phillips on Sep 3, 2014 2:25:00 PM

Some of the most common questions we get asked by our patients at The Alaska Sleep Clinic are: What is the difference between home sleep tests and in-lab sleep tests? Which is better? Which is more affordable? Which is best for diagnosing my disorder?

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Topics: polysomnogram

What to Expect During an In-lab Sleep Study

Posted by Kevin Phillips on Aug 27, 2014 4:00:00 PM

Based on your doctor's recommendations, your employer's insurance requirements, or even your own online research, you've scheduled to have a sleep study performed to help you better understand why your sleep habits are negatively impacting your life. Whether your symptoms include chronic snoring, pauses or gasps during sleep, excessive daytime sleepiness, falling asleep at inappropriate times, trouble falling asleep at all, or a number of other sleep related disorders or medical conditions, having a sleep study performed can help you get to the bottom of your ailment, and start getting the treatment you need to better your life.

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Topics: polysomnogram

Polysomnogram

Posted by Jennifer Christensen on Sep 16, 2013 2:09:00 PM

A Polysomnography (PSG) is a sleep study which involves an overnight recording of many important body functions and measurements. Polysomnography is used to diagnose many different types of sleep disorders including narcolepsy, REM behavior disorder, and sleep apnea.

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Topics: alaska sleep clinic, insomnia, sleep apnea, obstructive sleep apnea, sleep disorders, polysomnogram, trouble sleeping, sleep study, apnea

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