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Insurance

Many health insurance companies cover PAP equipment; however, the level of coverage and rules for coverage will depend on your specific insurance policy. Review your insurance policy to determine if, and to what extent, your PAP equipment is covered.

Questions to ask

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FAQs

How long do I have to wear my PAP each night for it to be effective?

Studies show that at least 6 hours of PAP usage per night is needed to reduce the long-term health risks of obstructive sleep apnea. A period of adjustment should be expected. Try to relax and take slow breaths, keeping your mouth closed.

If I need to be hospitalized for any reason, should I bring my PAP machine?

Yes, you will still need your PAP machine in hospital. It is important to let your surgeon and anesthetist know that you use a PAP at home.

Should I take my PAP machine with me when I travel?

Yes, to avoid having obstructive sleep apnea related symptoms return (daytime sleepiness, headaches, snoring etc.), bring your PAP machine with you when you travel. Depending which country you travel to, you may need the appropriate electrical socket attachment.

Take your PAP prescription as you may be asked for this when going through security. It is recommended that your PAP machine is brought as an extra carry on as the device may become broken if placed in check in luggage. Most airlines allow PAP machines as extra carry-on bags as they are medically required devices. Check your airline’s policy regarding PAP machines before travel.

Our remote monitoring program will ensure your OSA is effectively treated with CPAP therapy even if you are not at home.

 

 

How long does it take to schedule a Sleep Test appointment?

Upon receiving the referral from your physician’s referral, we will call you within 3 business days to set-up an appointment to receive your sleep recorder.

What if I don’t have insurance and can’t afford a CPAP machine?

If you do not have insurance, your Sleep Clinician will work with you to find an affordable option to purchasing CPAP equipment. These options include our compassionate care program, a layaway program or giving you information regarding applying for Medicard, a patient financing company.

Why should I go through Sleep Medix to buy a CPAP instead of buying online?

To effectively and safely use PAP therapy, it is recommended that you are monitored by a health care professional. Health care professionals trained in sleep therapy like Respiratory Therapists, will custom fit you for a CPAP mask and ensure your CPAP pressures are comfortable and are effective at treating your OSA.

Included in the purchase of a CPAP machine through Sleep Medix, is a lifetime of service with our company. This includes remote monitoring of CPAP data and no additional charges for follow-up appointments.

 

What does Sleep Medix’s “Integrative Approach” mean?

Even if your home sleep apnea test results are negative and you do not require PAP therapy, Sleep Medix wants to help you continue with your sleep health journey. Our multidisciplinary approach includes partnerships with sleep specialists from The Centre for Sleep and Performance and board-certified sleep dentists who specialize in oral appliances.

How does the PAP Initiation to Therapy work?

CPAP therapy remains the gold standard for treating OSA. If your sleep test results show that you have OSA, PAP therapy may be recommended for you. Once Sleep Medix obtains a signed prescription from your referring physician, we can initiate a PAP trial. A PAP trial involves a Sleep Clinician custom fitting you for a CPAP mask, educating you on CPAP therapy and scheduling a follow up appointment. You will be in contact with your Sleep Clinician weekly during this trial period.

What if I am already on PAP therapy?

If you are already on PAP therapy, we would love to see you as a patient. Your Sleep Clinician can assess the condition of your PAP machine, determine the effectiveness of your current PAP pressures and make mask adjustments.

What brands of CPAP machines and supplies does Sleep Medix provide?

Sleep Medix carries a number of different manufacturer masks and machines. These brands include Respironics, ResMed and Fisher and Paykel.

How often should I replace my CPAP mask?
CPAP masks should be replaced every 6 months to a maximum of 12 months. The majority of PAP mask seal are made with silicone, which as extremely soft and porous material. Facial oils, bacteria, and certain cleaning agents will slowly break down silicone- causing it to become thin and less supportive- resulting in leaks. Most insurance companies do allow 2 masks per calendar year. Refer to our recommended PAP Equipment Replacement Schedule here.
How long do I have to wear my PAP each night for it to be effective?

Studies show that at least 6 hours of PAP usage per night is needed to reduce the long-term health risks of obstructive sleep apnea. A period of adjustment should be expected. Try to relax and take slow breaths, keeping your mouth closed.

If I need to be hospitalized for any reason, should I bring my PAP machine?

Yes, you will still need your PAP machine in hospital. It is important to let your surgeon and anesthetist know that you use a PAP at home.

Should I take my PAP machine with me when I travel?

 

Yes, to avoid having obstructive sleep apnea related symptoms return (daytime sleepiness, headaches, snoring etc.), bring your PAP machine with you when you travel. Depending which country you travel to, you may need the appropriate electrical socket attachment.

Take your PAP prescription as you may be asked for this when going through security. It is recommended that your PAP machine is brought as an extra carry on as the device may become broken if placed in check in luggage. Most airlines allow PAP machines as extra carry-on bags as they are medically required devices. Check your airline’s policy regarding PAP machines before travel.

Our remote monitoring program will ensure your OSA is effectively treated with CPAP therapy even if you are not at home.

 

 

How long does it take to schedule a Sleep Test appointment?

Upon receiving the referral from your physician’s referral, we will call you within 3 business days to set-up an appointment to receive your sleep recorder.

What if I don’t have insurance and can’t afford a CPAP machine?

If you do not have insurance, your Sleep Clinician will work with you to find an affordable option to purchasing CPAP equipment. These options include our compassionate care program, a layaway program or giving you information regarding applying for Medicard, a patient financing company.

Why should I go through Sleep Medix to buy a CPAP instead of buying online?

To effectively and safely use PAP therapy, it is recommended that you are monitored by a health care professional. Health care professionals trained in sleep therapy like Respiratory Therapists, will custom fit you for a CPAP mask and ensure your CPAP pressures are comfortable and are effective at treating your OSA.

Included in the purchase of a CPAP machine through Sleep Medix, is a lifetime of service with our company. This includes remote monitoring of CPAP data and no additional charges for follow-up appointments.

What does Sleep Medix’s “Integrative Approach” mean?

Even if your home sleep apnea test results are negative and you do not require PAP therapy, Sleep Medix wants to help you continue with your sleep health journey. Our multidisciplinary approach includes partnerships with sleep specialists from The Centre for Sleep and Performance and board-certified sleep dentists who specialize in oral appliances.

How does the PAP Initiation to Therapy work?

CPAP therapy remains the gold standard for treating OSA. If your sleep test results show that you have OSA, PAP therapy may be recommended for you. Once Sleep Medix obtains a signed prescription from your referring physician, we can initiate a PAP trial. A PAP trial involves a Sleep Clinician custom fitting you for a CPAP mask, educating you on CPAP therapy and scheduling a follow up appointment. You will be in contact with your Sleep Clinician weekly during this trial period.

What if I am already on PAP therapy?

If you are already on PAP therapy, we would love to see you as a patient. Your Sleep Clinician can assess the condition of your PAP machine, determine the effectiveness of your current PAP pressures and make mask adjustments.

What brands of CPAP machines and supplies does Sleep Medix provide?

Sleep Medix carries a number of different manufacturer masks and machines. These brands include Respironics, ResMed and Fisher and Paykel.

How often should I replace my CPAP mask?

CPAP masks should be replaced every 6 months to a maximum of 12 months. The majority of PAP mask seal are made with silicone, which as extremely soft and porous material. Facial oils, bacteria, and certain cleaning agents will slowly break down silicone- causing it to become thin and less supportive- resulting in leaks. Most insurance companies do allow 2 masks per calendar year. Refer to our recommended PAP Equipment Replacement Schedule here.

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