Respshop Online Rx and Home Sleep Studies FAQ
You need a prescription in order to purchase CPAP. Here is where our Online Rx Service comes in. You can get diagnosed using the NightOwl Disposable Home Sleep Apnea Test Kit. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about our service and in-home sleep studies.
Q: Will the at-home sleep study get me a CPAP prescription?
A: An at home sleep test will provide prescription if the diagnosis is confirmed. If no diagnosis, no prescription.
Q: Is an at home sleep study covered by insurance?
A: We do not deal with insurance directly. In order to find this information out, please reach out to your insurance provider to see if they would cover this charge for you.
Q: What is the best at home sleep study?
A: The Night Owl is great because you get a free consultation included, and the test gets mailed out directly to you so the sleep test can be completed in the comfort of your own home. A physician will then interpret the results, and a prescription will be supplied if diagnosis is confirmed. The great thing about this test is that you can use it multiple times if there are any issues on the initial night sleep, etc.
Q: How much is a home sleep study?
A: The Night Owl, which is an at home sleep study with our partners at isleepMDS, costs $229.00
Q: Are home sleep tests accurate?
A: The Night Owl is FDA-cleared and validated against PSG (polysomnography) for accuracy.
Q: How long does it take to get at home sleep study results?
A: Typically, the results will be ready within a week.
Q: How many hours of sleep do you need for a home sleep study?
A: A minimum of 4 hours. The more the better.
Q: What is a CPAP sleep study?
A: A CPAP sleep study is a sleep study performed while the patient is using CPAP therapy.
Q: Is it the same as a CPAP titration study?
A: No. A titration study is when the patient is using therapy.
Q: What is the difference between a sleep study and a CPAP titration?
A: A sleep study is a test used to help a physician determine a sleep apnea diagnosis. A CPAP titration (which we do not provide), is usually a CPAP therapy trial where a physician will help determine which pressures the patient should be on.
Q: Do you wear a CPAP during a sleep study?
A: You do not use a CPAP during a sleep study as its goal is to diagnose whether or not you have sleep apnea and how severe it is.
Q: Do I have to shave my beard for a sleep study?
A: No, it is not required to remove facial hair for a sleep study.
Q: How long does a CPAP titration study take?
A: A titration study will take place at a sleep lab along with your choice of a CPAP mask. It is the same length as a sleep study (a whole night).
Q: Do you have to sleep on your back during a sleep study?
A: No, sleeping on your back may cause more events, so it is ideal to sleep in the positions that you normally sleep in to get the most accurate results.
Q: How much does a CPAP titration study cost?
A: We do not provide CPAP titration studies, but the cost can generally go up to $3,000
Q: What if I didn't sleep well during sleep study?
A: The Night Owl has multi-night evaluation. It captures the inter-night variability of sleep apnea and avoids a misdiagnosis.
Q: How long is a sleep study valid for?
A: A sleep study does not expire here in the US. However, if no treatment is considered within a year after the diagnosis, you may be asked to repeat the sleep study to make sure nothing has changed.
Q: Do they wake you up during a sleep study?
A: When you are doing a sleep study at a sleep lab, the technologist will wake you up if there are technical issues (eg. a sensor falls off) and adjustments are needed.