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Sleep Apnea Education Center

Providing you with the right breathing device for restful sleep

You will received quality education and personalized follow up when you use IU Health for your CPAP and breathing device needs.

Our team of registered respiratory therapists uses evidence-based practices to ensure the best treatment outcome for patients diagnosed with a sleep apnea.

With locations statewide, IU Health Sleep Apnea Education Centers are committed to providing a higher standing of care for our patients.

During Your Visit

Sleep restores our bodies and minds. Without it, we suffer. IU Health Sleep Apnea Education Centers offer personalized breathing devices and treatments that can help you return to a healthy, restful sleep. We provide high quality care for you. Its more than a quick fix from the drug store—our goal is for you to get restful sleep and enjoy life again.

During your visit you can expect:

  • Education about your sleep apnea diagnosis, including your prescription for treatment
  • Information about your financial responsibilities
  • Customized fitting for mask or interface to use with the prescribed device
  • Education on how to operate your prescribed equipment
  • Information on our follow-up process and reordering replacement supplies

Treatment Options

IU Health physicians and respiratory therapists are experts in a wide variety of devices and masks and work with patients to ensure comfort and proper fit of each. Some of the most common breathing devices to treat sleep disorders include:

  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP): CPAP treatment uses a gentle air flow to keep your breathing passages open while you sleep.
  • Bilevel positive airway pressure device (BiPAP): This machine works like CPAP but instead of delivering air at a constant pressure, it supplies a higher pressure when you breathe in and a lower pressure when you breathe out.
  • Auto-adjusting positive airway pressure (AutoPAP): This device is like CPAP except that it monitors the resistance in your breathing and adjusts air pressure throughout the night.
  • Adaptive servo ventilation: Like PAP devices, this treatment for central sleep apnea and complex sleep apnea (combination of obstructive and central sleep apnea) uses a mask connected by tubing to a machine. However, it uses different processes and calculations to keep your breathing stable throughout the night.

Learn more about CPAP and other breathing devices—how to use them and answers to your questions.

Alternatives to PAP

Inspire

For patients not compatible with PAP devices, they may be referred for an ENT evaluation and be considered for a hypoglossal nerve implant therapy (Inspire treatment). This stimulator is for patients who have moderate obstructive sleep apnea, who are not significantly overweight, over the age of 22 years, and are unable to use or get benefit from CPAP.

There are a variety of other treatment options for sleep apnea. It’s best to consult with your doctor for your best course of care.

Continuing Care

After receive your initial breathing device, a respiratory therapist will follow up a few days from your initial visit. Wellness checks will occur every 90 days through our automated system to help you meet your treatment goals. Ongoing supply replacement is important to ensure a comfortable, proper fit and maximum effectiveness.

Resupply services include:

  • Personalized replacement plan
  • Insurance forms filled on your behalf
  • Reminder programs to help you stay on track with your replacement schedule
  • Convenient home delivery

Placing a supply order options:

Our Approach at IU Health Sleep Apnea Education Centers

During Your Visit

Sleep restores our bodies and minds. Without it, we suffer. IU Health Sleep Apnea Education Centers offer personalized breathing devices and treatments that can help you return to a healthy, restful sleep. We provide high quality care for you. Its more than a quick fix from the drug store—our goal is for you to get restful sleep and enjoy life again.

During your visit you can expect:

  • Education about your sleep apnea diagnosis, including your prescription for treatment
  • Information about your financial responsibilities
  • Customized fitting for mask or interface to use with the prescribed device
  • Education on how to operate your prescribed equipment
  • Information on our follow-up process and reordering replacement supplies

Treatment Options

IU Health physicians and respiratory therapists are experts in a wide variety of devices and masks and work with patients to ensure comfort and proper fit of each. Some of the most common breathing devices to treat sleep disorders include:

  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP): CPAP treatment uses a gentle air flow to keep your breathing passages open while you sleep.
  • Bilevel positive airway pressure device (BiPAP): This machine works like CPAP but instead of delivering air at a constant pressure, it supplies a higher pressure when you breathe in and a lower pressure when you breathe out.
  • Auto-adjusting positive airway pressure (AutoPAP): This device is like CPAP except that it monitors the resistance in your breathing and adjusts air pressure throughout the night.
  • Adaptive servo ventilation: Like PAP devices, this treatment for central sleep apnea and complex sleep apnea (combination of obstructive and central sleep apnea) uses a mask connected by tubing to a machine. However, it uses different processes and calculations to keep your breathing stable throughout the night.

Learn more about CPAP and other breathing devices—how to use them and answers to your questions.

Alternatives to PAP

Inspire

For patients not compatible with PAP devices, they may be referred for an ENT evaluation and be considered for a hypoglossal nerve implant therapy (Inspire treatment). This stimulator is for patients who have moderate obstructive sleep apnea, who are not significantly overweight, over the age of 22 years, and are unable to use or get benefit from CPAP.

There are a variety of other treatment options for sleep apnea. It’s best to consult with your doctor for your best course of care.

Continuing Care

After receive your initial breathing device, a respiratory therapist will follow up a few days from your initial visit. Wellness checks will occur every 90 days through our automated system to help you meet your treatment goals. Ongoing supply replacement is important to ensure a comfortable, proper fit and maximum effectiveness.

Resupply services include:

  • Personalized replacement plan
  • Insurance forms filled on your behalf
  • Reminder programs to help you stay on track with your replacement schedule
  • Convenient home delivery

Placing a supply order options:

Patient Stories for Sleep Apnea Education Center