top of page

Sleep Medicine Services

Annual Check-up

Expert Apnea Care

Image_0087 in progress2.jpg

State of the Art Sleep Testing

Video Call

Telemedicine or
In-Clinic Visits

  • What is PAP therapy and equipment?
    PAP stands for Positive Airway Pressure. PAP machines are used to treat Sleep Disordered Breathing, such as OSA, or Obstructive Sleep Apnea. OSA is when your airway partially or fully closes due to being relaxed or due to fatty tissue in the neck, and your airflow is restricted or stops. CPAP is used to treat OSA. It provides Continues Positive Airway Pressure, meaning that it blows air into your nose via a mask (or in your nose and mouth if using a full face mask), and this pressure keeps your airway open while you sleep, and prevents sleep apnea. There are a few machines that provide positive airway pressure such as BiPAP (BiLevel PAP) and ASV (Auto Servo Ventillation) that treat other problems like sleep hypoventillation and CSA, central sleep apnea. Your sleep specialist would order the one approprate for your sleep disorder.
  • Can I get PAP equipment from OmniSleep?
    Yes! OmniSleep supplies CPAP, BiPAP, and ASV equipment for prices typically lower than the national CPAP web stores.
  • Does OmniSleep Accept Insurance Payment For CPAP Equipment?
    No. OmniSleep supplies CPAP equipment for purchase at prices below most online CPAP stores.
  • What is the process for getting CPAP from OmniSleep?
    First, patients must be diagnosed with sleep apnea or another sleep-related breathing disorder. This involves a clinical evaluation with one of our sleep specialists and a sleep study to diagnose the disorder and to determine the severity. Diagnostic sleep studies are followed by a treatment sleep study to determine the correct PAP therapy setting, though sometimes diagnosis and treatment studies are combined into one. After assessing the treatment study results, the sleep specialist orders PAP equipment for ongoing treatment at home. Our DME department confirms insurance benefits and communicates with patients if there is a problem. Then we schedule patients for a CPAP setup appointment with one of our respiratory therapists in which the PAP mask is fitted and patients are instructed how to use and care for the PAP machine.
  • What happens if I don't adjust to or tolerate CPAP?
    Most patients adjust well to PAP therapy. Our therapists work very hard to make ongoing treatment as comfortable as possible. However, some patients opt to discontinue therapy becuase they experience mask discomfort or difficulty with the volume of airflow in the mask. Some patients feel claustrophobic and have difficulty wearing a mask. If you can't tolerate PAP, we'd schedule an appointment with your sleep specialist to discuss other treatment options, such as Inspire, an electro-stimulation device to treat acne, or a dental mouthpiece, and weight loss.
bottom of page