Written by Nancy Kirk
December 6, 2023
Do You Have Sleep Apnea? Find Out with a Sleep Study
If you’re experiencing loud snoring, breathing interruptions during sleep, or fatigue and brain fog, you could have sleep apnea. This condition is much more common than many people think, affecting over 39 million Americans.
To get diagnosed with sleep apnea, you need to take a sleep study. So how does a sleep study work, how much does it cost, and how long does it take to receive your results? Let's dive in.
In-Lab vs. At-Home Sleep Study: What’s the Difference?
If you're contemplating a sleep study, it's important to understand the differences between in-lab and at-home sleep studies.
As the name implies, in-lab sleep studies take place in a dedicated sleep lab and usually involve overnight stays. These studies are ideal for diagnosing a range of complex sleep disorders, not just sleep apnea. On average, you can expect an in-lab sleep study to cost around $3,000, although some labs charge up to $10,000.
On the other hand, the Lofta Sleep Test costs just $189, and are taken from the comfort of your own home. Our tests are designed to diagnose sleep apnea specifically, but we also offer a wide range of valuable sleep data. The process is smooth, and everything from start to finish is explained to you in entirety by our expert sleep coaches.
Benefits of an At-Home Sleep Study
Our at-home sleep studies offer a ton of advantages for those seeking a more convenient and cost-effective solution. Here are some key benefits:
Are Sleep Studies Covered by Insurance?
Lofta's main goal is to streamline the process for diagnosing and treating sleep apnea. The unfortunate truth is, insurance requirements can unnecessarily complicate what should be a straightforward experience.
When you consider co-pays, deductibles, and prerequisites, it’s way more complicated than it needs to be. Many also report higher-than-expected out of pocket costs.
Simply put: Lofta offers an affordable and hassle-free alternative to going through insurance.
What’s the Best Way to Do a Sleep Study?
It’s never been easier to take an at-home sleep study. The test arrives straight to your doorstep, and you have the choice between two simple devices, either worn on your finger or your wrist. Then, you will receive a personal sleep report, including possible treatment recommendations if necessary, all of which is explained to you in detail by your expert sleep coach.