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Please help! I don't have any insurance to get a sleep study done, what can I do?
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Machine: Resmed A10 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F20 (newest Resmed ffm)
Humidifier: Included, ClimateLine tubing
CPAP Pressure: 13-15, EPR:0
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: I.T. Project Manager. Started CPAP therapy March 16, 2015. Untreated AHI 39.

Sex: Male
Location: TN

Post: #21
RE: Please help! I don't have any insurance to get a sleep study done, what can I do?
The original poster is in California. Also StacieB is in the same boat, but undisclosed location.

The lebanite would be me, but I'm already studied and in treatment. I'm in TN by the way. Smile
04-22-2015 01:55 PM
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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Airfit P10 for Her
Humidifier: H5i humidifier with ClimateLine heated hose
CPAP Pressure: 8-15
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: diabetes II, Thyroidectomized, Primary Immune Deficiency, and the list goes on :P

Sex: Female
Location: Oregon

Post: #22
RE: Please help! I don't have any insurance to get a sleep study done, what can I do?
I think the californian posted pre-obamacare... This thread was dusted off after a long time sleeping... hopefully he/she is in a better situation with the changes - many are. Stacie must have options she doesnt know about, though.

هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه
Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه
(This post was last modified: 04-22-2015 03:19 PM by DariaVader.)
04-22-2015 03:18 PM
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bwexler Offline

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Machine: PRS 1 BiPAP autoSV Advanced, with Heated Tube humidifier
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Sleepweaver Élan
Humidifier: Resperonics Heated Tube humidifier
CPAP Pressure: Max pressure 25.0 cm H20, Max
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncorePro

Other Comments: CMS 50i with Software for SpO2

Sex: Male
Location: San Marcos, CA, USA

Post: #23
RE: Please help! I don't have any insurance to get a sleep study done, what can I do?
The wonderful thing about affordable care is no matter how cheap the premium is, the deductible is usually into multiple thousands. So even with a $2500 sleep study and a $1000 setup for machine and supplies you might not even reach your deductible. All you gain is the privilege of paying premiums and hassling with insurance companies.
04-22-2015 05:38 PM
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ROSIE Offline

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CPAP Pressure: 9 to 12
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Male
Location: San Francisco

Post: #24
RE: Please help! I don't have any insurance to get a sleep study done, what can I do?
If you are located in Northern California, Somnarus is conducting a research study on a new apnea measuring product. You get a free FULL sleep study plus $100 for participating in the study. Not bad for one office visit and one night in bed at the lab.
Good luck
04-22-2015 11:58 PM
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Ghost1958 Offline

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Machine: PRS1 Series Sixty Auto Aflex
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Eson
Humidifier: PRS1 with Heated Hose
CPAP Pressure: 10.5 min 16 max
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Moderate to Severe SA Obstructive. Rapid O2 desat off the machine.

Sex: Male
Location: KY

Post: #25
RE: Please help! I don't have any insurance to get a sleep study done, what can I do?
A nurse practioner can script a cpap machine and mask. Even a dentist can. Find one to script a prs1 auto aflex , buy a used one.

Do not allow the insurance and medical mafia stop you. Being tired is the least of your worries. '
04-23-2015 12:49 AM
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