The Process: Apria Sleep Care Treatment for Kaiser Permanente Patients

Apria’s fully-integrated sleep management program is designed to provide patients who have been diagnosed with sleep apnea the tools and convenience they need to get a better night’s sleep.

Apria Sleep Care treatment can be broken down into three steps.

1. Diagnosis

If you and your doctor suspect that you may have sleep apnea, they may first refer you to a Sleep Disorders Center for an overnight sleep test called a polysomnogram (PSG). Based on insurance and physician recommendations, you may have the option for a home sleep study.

Values recorded in a sleep test include:

  • Heart rate
  • How air moves in and out of the lungs
  • Amount of oxygen in the blood
  • Breathing effort

Based on the sleep test results, your physician may diagnosis Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), Central Sleep Apnea (CSA), or Mixed Sleep Apnea (MSA).

More information: Diagnosing sleep apnea 

2. Treatment

The most common treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is continuous airway pressure (CPAP). A CPAP machine uses a blower to deliver a constant level of air pressure through a hose that attached to the nose. Alternatively, a BiPAP machine (bilevel positive airway pressure) adjusts the level of air and lowers the pressure that the patient exhales against.

More information: Treating sleep apnea

3. Reorder Supplies

Even with regular cleaning, germs, pollen, and dust accumulate in your PAP system, reducing the comfort of your mask and the effectiveness of your therapy. At Apria, we give patients a choice on how they want to receive their replacement sleep supplies.

Kaiser Permanente Patients: Call 800.492.8901 to speak with a sleep resupply specialist



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Apria is a leading provider of home healthcare equipment and related services across the USA, offering a comprehensive range of products and services for in-home care and delivery of respiratory therapy, obstructive sleep apnea treatment, and negative pressure wound therapy, along with additional equipment and services.