What is involved in a sleep study?

While you are sleeping, your body physiology is different from when you are awake. As a result, we need to take several different measurements during the sleep study including heart rate, breathing, sleep level (as measured by the EEG on your scalp), oxygen levels, and movement.

Is exitosa covered by insurance?

eXciteOSA is not currently covered by insurance, but it is FSA and HSA compatible.

What is the newest treatment for sleep apnea?

For years, the most common treatment for millions of people with sleep apnea involved wearing a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) mask. That is, until the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved a new, maskless treatment option — the Inspire upper airway stimulation device.

Is CPAP the only treatment for sleep apnea?

Lifestyle changes are the first line of defense for mild cases of OSA. That can include cutting back on or avoiding alcohol, losing weight, and quitting smoking. Oral appliances, which are devices placed in your mouth to keep the airways open, may be prescribed.

Do you have to use a CPAP machine forever?

Unfortunately, CPAP does not cure sleep apnea. When in use, it simply controls your symptoms by keeping your airway open while you sleep. If you stop using CPAP your airway will once again close and you will experience apneas. For most people with sleep apnea, CPAP is a life-long treatment.

How long do you need to sleep for a sleep study?

Even if you get less sleep than you normally do at home, a sleep study only requires two hours of sleep15 in order to be considered a valid test. In some cases, people who are nervous about a sleep study or who have severe insomnia may be prescribed sleep medications to help them fall asleep.

What if I can’t sleep during a sleep study?

What happens if I can't sleep during my sleep study? Oftentimes, if a patient cannot sleep, we will allow them to take melatonin or even Benadryl. All we need is a few hours of sleep data to make a proper diagnosis, so don't stress if you didn't get a full night of sleep.

What do they do during a sleep study?

Polysomnography monitors your sleep stages and cycles to identify if or when your sleep patterns are disrupted and why. There are different types of home sleep apnea test devices using different combinations of sensors. They generally record your breathing rate and airflow, as well as oxygen levels and heart rate.

How much does eXciteOSA cost?

Qty. Signifier Medical Technologies has set a Minimum Advertised Price of $1,650 – contact us for information about our patient assistance program. Check out the brochure by clicking here.

How effective is eXciteOSA?

90% of patients reported a reduction in snoring time. 89% of bed partners reported a reduction of their partners snoring. 79% of sleep apnea patients achieved a reduction in sleep apnea measures.

What is sleep apnea covered under?

Since CPAP is the most common form of sleep apnea therapy, it's generally covered by most insurance policies. CPAP is “considered to be durable medical equipment,” writes Dr. Helene A. Emsellem, director of the Center for Sleep and Wake Disorders.

Is eXciteOSA FDA approved?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized marketing of eXciteOSA® (Signifier Medical Technologies), a new prescription only device indicated to treat mild obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and reduce snoring in patients 18 years of age and older.

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