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10 Ways to Invest in Your Sleep

Posted by Stefanie Leiter

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on Feb 26, 2020 12:44:00 PM

Better sleep improves your body and health in so many ways.

We all know sleep is important to good health, but for those of us with sleep problems like insomnia, sleep apnea, and general restlessness, getting quality sleep can be difficult. Even more challenging are the costs associated with sleep, including pricey mattresses, memory foam pillows, and sleep-inducing pillow sprays

Thankfully, the creative minds at Coupon Chief have put together an infographic with simple (and inexpensive) ways you can get the sleep you need to stay healthy, productive, and happy. Check it out below! 

10 Ways to Invest in Quality Sleep for Cheap

Getting quality sleep can be an expensive endeavor, and most people aren’t willing to spend money on it. Here are 10 ways you can get a better night’s rest without blowing your budget.

Investing in Your Sleep Infographic

 

One of the biggest concerns when it comes to sleep studies is whether or not a person's insurance plan will cover the cost of a sleep study. And this is a perfectly reasonable concern, because a lot of health services and procedures can be quite costly including sleep studies.

We recently published an article detailing how much a sleep study costs and gave our base rates for services. The prices listed were those that an individual without insurance would have to pay, or the cost to an insurance that we are not in-network with. These base prices are often not a good reflection of what a patient will actually pay for the study.

To follow-up on that article we wanted to clear the air a little further on how health insurance works when it comes to sleep studies. And while it's nearly impossible to write out exactly what one can expect from their insurance companies, we were able to come up with a few generalized tips and guidelines to follow when figuring out whether or not your sleep study will be covered by your insurance.

Are Sleep Studies Covered by Insurance?

Does insurance cover sleep studies? The short answer here is YES; sleep studies are covered by almost all insurances. However, some insurance plans have different rules regarding sleep studies than others.

For instance, some insurance plans will require that you have a Home Sleep Test (HST) before they will cover an in-lab test (PSG). As HSTs are able to accurately diagnose 75% of patients with sleep apnea that have been properly screened by a physician, it often isn't necessary for them to order the more expensive (albeit more accurate) PSG study.

A good night’s sleep is just as important as healthy food and regular exercise. Did you know that you spend nearly one-third of your life sleeping? So you better be good at it!

Good sleep is imperative for better health. If you fall short of sleep, your energy during the day, productivity, emotional balance, and weight all get affected.

If you want to sleep better, then you are in the right place. Call one of Alaska Sleep Clinic's locations today, in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Soldotna and Wasilla. Improve Your Sleep. Improve Your Life.

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