Lots of people haven’t heard that you can be tested for sleep apnea in the comfort of your own home now without going to a hospital or sleep clinic. At a cost that is significantly lower than laboratories, often by more than 50% many prefer the comfort of their own bed for the testing. Who wouldn’t? The last estimate was that over 20 million Americans suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea is one of two different types of sleep apnea. It occurs when air cannot flow into or out of the nose or mouth during sleep, even while efforts to breathe continue. Airway collapse may be due to such factors as a large tongue, extra tissue in the airway, or decreased muscle tone holding the airway open. As a result, air is prevented from getting into the lungs. These pauses in breathing can happen 30 times or more per hour. When healthy sleep is interrupted in this way, the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and other serious health conditions may increase.
AeroFlow is an accredited Medicare and Medicaid provider and accepts most commercial insurances. They have a well-trained staff of professionals, including respiratory therapists, occupational therapists, and nurses. They provide 24-hour on-call service to all of their patients. If you have Obstructive Sleep Apnea you no longer have to go to a special clinic or hospital to be tested, contact AeroFlow, and their sleep specialists will tell you all about it.