Patient Commonly Asked Questions

No transportation time or costs and no need to take time off work. Not having to be exposed to other sick patients.

There are different models of telemedicine: Real-time 2 – way encounter between provider and patient using video and audio, Remote Patient Monitoring, and Store and Forward. 

Yes. In most cases telemedicine platforms allow for existing and new patients to book an encounter online without having to make a call.

Patients may use desktop computer, laptop, tablet, and mobile device. The device must have audio and video capabilities. 

Yes. In a vast majority of cases a telemedicine visit delivers the same patient care and outcomes as an in-person visit.

When it comes to controlled substances, it depends on the state where you reside. Each state has their own policy regarding dispensing a controlled substance via telemedicine. Recommend calling your physician and ask what their policy is. 

In most cases the answer is yes. However, you should contact your physician to find out what their his policy is on this matter.

Check with your physician. Each state has different rules and regulations on where a patient needs to be located at the time of the encounter. 

In most cases, no. If your physician holds a state license within the state where you are located, they may conduct a telemedicine encounter.

All the big five insurance carriers (Aetna, BCBS, United Healthcare, Cigna, and Humana) offer some form of coverage for telemedicine. We recommend you contact your carrier directly to find out what is covered.

Patients of all ages with varying degrees of computer knowledge use telemedicine. SleepTM offers a feature that you the ability to conduct an encounter with your physician with three easy steps – no registration required.

No two platforms are alike so you should conduct research before choosing a system. You will want a system that is seamless to use and one that your physician is using.

In most cases no but depends on the platform you are using. You will want to use a platform that provides guidance either through written materials or videos for a better customer experience.

Depends on the platform you are using. SleepTM does not record the encounter.

In most cases the platform you are using will provide you access to your PHI – it is recommended you verify beforehand. SleepTM provides patients access to their PHI.

Your doctor does not need to do a physical exam to diagnose and treat many conditions. That is because knowing your medical history is considered "90% of the evaluation" when combined with the doctor-patient interaction.

SleepTM is a telemedicine platform developed by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) for the sleep community. SleepTM is maintained and managed by staff at AASM. The platform provides live two-way communications (including video conferencing and phone consultations) that let providers and patients communicate in real-time.

  1. Go to the patients page
  2. Click on "Sign Up" located in the upper right-hand corner
  3. "Choose Patient" to Sign Up
  4. You will need to complete a registration process by answering a few questions – your name, address and then create username and password.

No. As a patient you do not need to create an account to see your provider. You simply communicate with your provider to obtain their custom branded URL and discuss a convenient day and time to meet online. You enter your providers URL into your browser on your device.

We take your privacy very seriously. Laws are also in place to protect your privacy. SleepTM is HIPAA compliant.

Yes. Search on your mobile device (Google Play or Apple Store) and enter "SleepTM".

No. Free for patients to connect with their provider.

You will have to check with your physician directly to see when telemedicine patients are seen. If you are a current established patient, you will most likely be seen by your own physician. Your physician will need to be a subscriber to SleepTM for you to conduct a telemedicine visit using SleepTM. Many practices using SleepTM treat telemedicine visits the same as a normal in-person visit with your own doctor.

A vast majority of practices are accepting a self-pay option as a convenience for both patient and provider. SleepTM offers a patient self-pay service whereas you may pay out of pocket with a credit card. You will need to check with your physician and see what their policy is regarding payment.

Yes, but a patient will need to sign up for an account. SleepTM Pro offers a patient a secure portal that is HIPAA compliant. Patients have immediate access to their medical history, test results, list of medications, education materials, schedule an appointment with provider, receive instructions from their provider via a secured end-to-end encrypted email and much more. Your provider must be a subscriber to SleepTM Pro.

Yes. SleepTM will automatically send patients two notifications - 3 days before scheduled appointment and 15 minutes prior to an appointment.

Simply enter your email address that you used to register your account and click on "Forgot your Login" click on the hyperlink "Reset your password"

The time varies based on several variables such as new patient, existing patient, initial consultation or follow up. The average time per encounter is 15 minutes.

You simply contact our the SleepTM support team if you have any issues. We also include a quick equipment test to make sure your sound, video is working.


Customer Service

Monday – Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CT 1 (888) 334-6820 or email contact@aasm.org

SleepTM is designed for sleep physicians however other specialists that are part of the continuum of healthcare such as neurologists, psychiatrists, and pulmonologists are using SleepTM.