Sleep Disorders

Treatment for sleep disorders, including insomnia, obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy, snoring, and bruxism, may be covered by some medical insurance policies, but it is not a standard inclusion. Many insurance providers include specific exclusions for these disorders in their policies. If you suffer from a sleep disorder, it can affect every aspect of your life, including your safety, relationships, school and work performance, thinking, mental health, weight, and the development of diabetes and heart disease. Not getting enough quality sleep can greatly impact your quality of life.

Sleep disorders are conditions that impair your sleep or prevent you from getting restful sleep, and as a result, can cause daytime sleepiness and other symptoms. Everyone can experience problems with sleep from time to time, but you might have a sleep disorder if:

» You regularly experience difficulty sleeping.
» You are often tired during the day even though you slept for at least seven hours the night before.
» You have a reduced or impaired ability to perform regular daytime activities.

It is estimated that over 100 million Americans of all ages are not getting an adequate amount of sleep. Sleep is crucial for overall health and well-being. Not getting enough sleep can have negative consequences on school and work performance, interpersonal relationships, health and safety. If you are experiencing symptoms of a sleep disorder, it is important to seek medical attention as these disorders can greatly impact your daily life. Treatment for sleep disorders such as insomnia, obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy, snoring and bruxism may be covered under certain medical insurance policies, but it is generally not included and most insurance providers have specific exclusions for these disorders.