+ What is sleep apnea?
Sleep apnea is the pausing or stopping of breathing during sleep. It is caused by a blockage or collapse in the throat when sleeping. These repeated blockages during the night usually leave you tired both in the morning and later in the day! Snore MD’s expert clinicians specialize in the treatment of sleep apnea...
+ What are the symptoms of sleep apnea?
There are many symptoms of sleep apnea. The most common are snoring, daytime sleepiness, weight gain, headaches and lack of energy. However, some symptoms are more dangerous and cannot be felt including high blood pressure, heart disease and a increased risk of diabetes.
+ How can I treat it?
Sleep apnea is commonly treated by opening the throat during sleep. This is usually done by CPAP or Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. CPAP is the gold standard of treatment for Sleep Apnea and is the only treatment covered by insurance. Snore MD’s expert Clinicians use the newest most advanced CPAP equipment.
+ What is CPAP therapy?
CPAP therapy stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. CPAP therapy is a medical device that creates airflow to prevent the throat from collapsing or blocking. This therapy has been around for over thirty years and is regarded as the only effective treatment for sleep apnea. Snore MD has 1000s of happy healthy customers that confirms CPAP therapy works very well.
+ Who pays for the therapy?
Like glasses, or the dentist, CPAP therapy is typically paid for by third party insurance, commonly known as “work benefits”. The great news is, most insurance companies pay for 80-100% of the costs of CPAP therapy leaving very little $ required by you.
+ Do you take insurance?
We do! We take all insurance plans, such as Pacific Blue Cross, Sun Life, Manulife and many more. Bring in your insurance information to a friendly Snore MD clinic and we can usually instantly check your coverage for CPAP.
+ Will you process my insurance for me?
We will! We are the insurance experts! No matter the coverage or plan we will help you submit all the necessary forms to your insurance for coverage of the CPAP equipment.
+ How do I use a sleep testing device?
The sleep testing device is very simple and easy to use. It is a small device you wear around your chest during sleep for 2 nights. Snore MD clinicians will show you how to set up and comfortably wear the device. It's easy and we have your back throughout the entire process.
+ What if I have sleep apnea?
Being diagnosed with sleep apnea is like any other medical diagnosis; Snore MD will review your sleep treatment option and work with you to help adjust to a successful sleep treatment.
+ Is it going to be annoying to use?
Wearing a CPAP for the first time can be quite unexpected. Snore MD clinicians will help you adjust to therapy in the care room before you continue CPAP usage at home. Most Snore MD patients adjust very quickly to CPAP, but don’t worry we are here for you, for life!
+ How do I know if CPAP therapy is working for me?
Commonly, the effects of wearing CPAP are almost instant. Many patients feel better after 1-2 nights of sleeping with the CPAP equipment, noticing more energy during the day and improved focus. Some patients may take up to one month to notice a significant improvement in symptoms. The trick is to communicate with Snore MD and we will help guide you to better sleep, more energy and better health!
+ Who should I talk to if I think I have sleep apnea?
Snore MD is here for you, from questions about sleep apnea, to troubleshooting any issues that may arise. Snore MD is the sleep apnea experts in British Columbia. We have helped 1000s of patients and can’t wait to help you! Conversely, speaking to your family doctor, dentist or specialist about your snoring or sleep apnea is a good idea.