If it often takes you more than 30 minutes to fall asleep at night or you wake up frequently and have a hard time going back to sleep, you may have a "sleep debt" caused by sleep apnea - a serious, potentially life-threatening condition.
If you feel you may be suffering from sleep debt, take our sleep quiz . If your answers show you may have sleep apnea, talk to your physician. Your physician may order a polysomnogram (sleep study), to be performed at our Sleep Lab.
If you have any questions concerning sleep apnea or your sleep study call Great Plains Regional Medical Center, at 308-696-7640 (Sleep Lab) or 308-696-8000 Ext. 7455 (Outpatient Scheduling).
Most private insurance companies and Medicare and Medicaid reimburse for sleep studies and associated treatments. It is always a good idea to check with your insurance company before scheduling a sleep study, as it is your responsibility to obtain any pre-authorization required by your insurance company.