How to get started and what to expect
The process is simple. First, you’ll fill out a questionnaire which allows us to better understand your sleep habits and how these habits affect your daytime activities. You can submit this questionnaire securely online prior to arriving for your first visit.
We begin with a thorough discussion of your goals and concerns. If we determine you are a candidate, we will prescribe a Home Sleep Test (HST) for you. This is an easy way to obtain a proper diagnosis, which your medical insurance company will require. Within 10 days we will receive a medical report providing us with a physician note and diagnosis.
You’ll return to our office to review these results and receive a dental and airway exam, review of your history and screening of your tongue. If you are diagnosed with having sleep apnea and want to know if your insurance will provide coverage we will submit for a pre-determination from your medical insurance company. This may take anywhere from 1-4 weeks.
Once we get response from your medical insurance company we can discuss financing options. Once you agree we’ll take dental impressions of your mouth to fabricate a custom oral appliance for you.
Within 3 weeks, you’ll return to the Sleep Institute to be fitted with your custom appliance.
The last step – a fantastic night’s sleep!