Increased Access to Care
Patients, providers and the public, benefit from increased access to care for patients with sleep disorders. Barriers to adequate sleep care may include:
- Bringing down the out-of-pocket cost of sleep care for patients
- Addressing inadequate or lack of insurance coverage for sleep services
- Increasing the availability of sleep services and culturally competent care
Improving awareness of sleep disorders and sleep medicine will open the lines of communication between providers and patients by empowering people with a sleep disorder to bring sleep issues to their primary care or other physician and encouraging primary care physicians and other providers to incorporate sleep health into everyday practice.