Dr. Wolfe explains who should have a sleep test and shares if health insurance companies will cover a sleep study.
If you are not awake enough during the day and you feel that your sleepiness is affecting your ability to function, you should speak with your doctor about it. If the doctor feels that your sleepiness could benefit from looking for breathing abnormalities, cardiac abnormalities, or brainwave abnormalities, they may ask you to have a sleep study.
If there’s a significant concern for obstructive sleep apnea most, but not all, insurance companies would cover a sleep study.
About Dr. Lisa Wolfe, M.D.:
Dr. Lisa Wolfe, M.D., earned her medical degree from Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health. She completed her residency and her fellowship at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Wolfe is board certified in pulmonary disease, critical care medicine and sleep medicine.
Visit Dr. Wolfe at the Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation