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Choosing the Best Sleep Clinic: 10 Tips for Where to Get a Sleep Study

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Feb 18, 2015 5:00:00 PM

If you're reading this, chances are that you've already done a little bit of homework and have determined that your nightly sleep troubles may be a sign of a disorder. You want to get help, but you're having a hard time deciding where to get a sleep study done.

Sleep Medicine is a rapidly growing field of expertise, and chances are that in your own hometown there are a few options for where to go to have a sleep study performed. But just like with any industry, there is going to be those clinics that rise above the rest in professionalism, quality services, and customer satisfaction.

The real challenge is finding out what qualities to look for in a sleep clinic and other tips to help you make an informed decision.

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Topics: sleep study

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

Posted by Kevin Phillips on Sep 8, 2014 10:08:00 AM

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

A Detailed Look at the Steps to a Sleep Study

Posted by Jack Johnson on May 16, 2014 8:00:00 AM

If you are like most people, when your doctor says "You need a sleep study." your first thought is...What's that? Why do I need sleep study? How does that even work?

Are sleep studies truly necessary?

In discussing your health history your doctor may notice signs and symptoms suggestive of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) or other possible sleep disorders that may be negatively affecting your health.
Some common conditions that are seen in people with sleep disorders include hypertension(high blood pressure), cardiac or heart problems, diabetes, migraines, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), depression, anxiety, memory loss and even ADHD in children.
If you have any of these conditions and/or mentioned you snore or are "tired all the time" your doctor may have decided a sleep study was in order.

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Topics: sleep study

Children's Sleep Study

Posted by Jennifer Christensen on Oct 14, 2013 11:00:00 AM

For children, sleep problems tend to get progressively worse overtime if not treated. For instance, night terrors as a toddler might lead to a child who sleepwalks in the future. There are generally two different types of sleep problems; behavioral and physiological. At this point, a sleep study would be assigned to gather additional information for a diagnosis. Parents will also spend the night in the same room but in a different bed during the study.

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Topics: CPAP Masks, alaska sleep clinic, sleep apnea, obstructive sleep apnea, trouble sleeping, sleep study, apnea, children, oral appliance, sleep and children

Hypersomnia Treatment Explained: How it Works and What to Expect

Posted by Jack Johnson on Jun 27, 2013 7:03:00 AM

Hypersomnia is a sleep disorder in which someone is getting and/or needing more sleep than necessary.

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Topics: sleep disorders, sleep study, CPAP

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