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If you often have trouble falling or staying asleep, you have insomnia. It can get in the way of working, driving, and even thinking. And it can cause health problems.
Your doctor may recommend short-term relief, such as a low dose of Melatonin, if you need help sleeping for only a night or two.
If you often have trouble sleeping - three or more nights a week for a month or more - you may have an underlying cause that a doctor can help diagnose and treat. Your doctor may recommend a sleep study for diagnosis. Treatable causes of insomnia may include sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome, frequent heartburn, and urinating often at night - which could be a sign of diabetes, enlarged prostate, or a UTI.
Source: Choosing Wisely
Prices for a sleep study can vary 4x or more depending on where it’s performed. Sleep studies at a hospital or hospital-affiliated facility are usually more expensive than having the test performed at an independent facility, or even at your own home. If your doctor recommends a sleep study, be sure to ask if you are a candidate for an at-home study, which is typically the least expensive. If your doctor thinks you need a facility-based study, consider an independent sleep study specialty clinic, which is usually the best value for overnight studies.
The Fair Price is the price that you should reasonably expect a medical service to cost if you shop for care. Even in-network providers can have big cost differences for the exact same service. The most expensive providers can cost more than five times as much as providers that charge a Fair Price.
The Fair Price is calculated from actual amounts health plans have paid on claims. Some services show “bundled” pricing, which means there are multiple parts to the Fair Price. These usually include facility, physician and anesthesiologist fees, and can be viewed individually in the Fair Price Details. It’s always a good idea to request a price estimate from the provider and compare it to the Fair Price before your procedure.
The information on this website is not a price guarantee. There is no guarantee that any specific provider will charge a specific rate or that specific services will be covered under your benefit plan.
For more information about the Fair Price, click here.
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