We have provided below answers to some common questions we get asked below. However, if you still have questions, please contact us and we will be happy to answer your queries.
Yes, in order to rule out any underlying sleep-disordered breathing, we need to complete a home sleep study if you have not done one in the last 12 months. Insomnia and poor sleep quality can have many causes so it is important that we have a full picture of your sleep to help you best
At your consultation appointment we review which therapy option may be best for you. This depends on your sleep history, medical history, previous treatments and your sleep study results.
Yes, we will send away any paperwork to predetermine your benefits for you. There are specific forms and information they require, often this can not be done by simply calling them. We send predeterminations on a daily basis and would be happy to send yours for you.
The cost depends on the type of therapy you choose, but there is no upfront cost to getting started. The sleep study and the consultation are free, and once we have that information we can give you more specifics on what therapy options may be best for you and what the costs of those are.
BC now requires all Home Sleep Studies be prescribed by a family physician. For some of our therapies, such as CPAP and Oral Appliances, we also require a prescription from your family physician as these are long-term medical devices. We ensure they have the reports from your sleep study and consultation with us, and we suggest you also go over this with them to make sure you have all the information you need to make a decision about therapy.