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Enhancing physician convenience

At Somnos, our objective is to offer physicians and their patients comprehensive sleep disorder services in the most effective and convenient manner possible.

"I have been very happy working with Somnos. My patients prefer having their studies performed in a comfortable, free-standing center. In addition, I have been impressed with the quality, accuracy, and timeliness of their studies. My patients have a good experience and I receive reliable information to aid in the evaluation and treatment of my patients with sleep disordered breathing."

Ryan Van De Graaff, M.D.
Lincoln, Nebraska

Physician-direct referrals

  • Somnos accepts direct referrals from any physician, without the patient first being required to see a sleep specialist.
  • This direct-referral process allows physicians to guide patients more quickly and economically to diagnosis and treatment of a sleep disorder.
  • Our direct-referral process differentiates Somnos from most other Nebraska sleep clinics which require a referral from a sleep specialist prior to testing.

Comprehensive sleep disorder testing with an emphasis on sleep apnea

  • Our testing processes are used for the diagnosis of dozens of sleep disorders including apnea, narcolepsy, leg movement disorders, parasomnias, and other disorders.
  • We can address shift work sleep disorders and help patients develop strategies for adjusting to the unique challenges of shift work schedules.
  • All testing is done by our well-trained technicians.
  • Patients are provided with complete pre- and post-testing education including review of sleep report, diagnosis, and treatment recommendations.


Rapid diagnosis and reporting

  • Somnos completes 91 percent of sleep study reports within two weeks.
  • Somnos staff physicians review each sleep study and provide an interpretation report that includes any diagnoses and treatment recommendations.
  • Our staff physicians are available to answer your questions about the sleep study and for consultation with your patients when requested.
  • Referring physicians can contact Dr. Trapp for more information regarding the sleep study, report, diagnosis, and treatment recommendations or for additional patient consultation.


Patient convenience and support

  • Appointments can generally be scheduled at the patient’s earliest convenience.
  • Testing is always scheduled to match the patient’s normal sleep time.
  • We participate in most insurance plans and also accept assignment from Medicare.
  • We assist patients with insurance preauthorization and claims filing.
  • Somnos clinics offer easy access with front-door parking.
  • Our sleeping areas are quiet, light-controlled, and have home-like furnishings.
  • Many patients report preferring the convenience, privacy, and comfort of a non-hospital environment.
  • Testing is less expensive at Somnos compared to most hospital options.
  • Patients can call Somnos for information regarding the diagnosis and treatment recommendations. Our staff can answer questions and help expedite treatment initiation.


CPAP therapy support

  • Somnos provides CPAP therapy support, including educating patients in the use of positive airway pressure equipment.
  • We provide ongoing support in the areas of equipment fit, comfort, and replacement, reducing patient calls to your office.
  • CPAP equipment and supplies, with purchase and rental options, are available at the Somnos clinic.


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