A sleep study can help determine whether you or someone you know suffers from sleep apnea (or another sleep disorder).
You may be recommended to have a sleep study done if you experience symptoms commonly associated with a sleep disorder, such as excessive daytime tiredness and snoring.
To be eligible for a bulk billed sleep study, you need a valid doctor referral and be at a high risk of having OSA based on the Medicare questions below:
How likely are you to doze off (fall asleep) in the following situations?
Use the following scale to choose the most appropriate answer:
0 - No chance
1 - Slight chance
2 - Moderate chance
3 - High chance
|Sitting and reading||0||1||2||3|
|Sitting inactive, in a public space||0||1||2||3|
|Lying down to rest in the afternoon when circumstances permit||0||1||2||3|
|Sitting and talking to someone||0||1||2||3|
|Sitting quietly after a lunch without alcohol||0||1||2||3|
|As a passenger in a car for an hour without a break||0||1||2||3|
|In a car, while stopped for a few minutes in traffic||0||1||2||3|
Waist circumference (Measure at the level of the umbilicus)
|Male > 102cm | Females > 88cm||Yes (3 points)|
|Has your snoring ever bothered other people?||Yes (3 points)|
|Has anyone noticed you stop breathing during your sleep?||Yes (2 points)|
|Are you aged 50 years or over?||Yes (2 points)|
A valid referral from a medical doctor is required. Download your ResMed bulk billed sleep study referral form to take to your doctor now.
Alternatively, see an independent Australian registered GP online by making a Doctors on Demand appointment to request your ResMed bulk billed sleep study referral.
For further information, please visit our Knowledge Hub.
ResMed can now provide bulk billed sleep studies that you can do in the comfort of your own home. They are available from ResMed stores located in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. For more information or to make a booking, please contact our friendly team on:
A home sleep study involves taking home, setting up, and sleeping with a sleep study device that monitors how well you sleep during the night.
One of our sleep coaches will guide you on how to set up and attach the sleep study device before the night of the sleep study. We will also provide you with a set of easy-to-follow instructions to make sure everything is set up properly and ready to go.
When you wake up in the morning you will be required to pack up and return the sleep study kit to one of our ResMed store locations. Your results will then be analysed by a sleep physician who will make a report on the findings for you and your doctor to discuss.
We will get in contact with you as soon as your sleep study report becomes available.
We recommend that you discuss the results of your sleep study with your GP once they have been received. You may also want to book in a free consultation with one of our sleep coaches to discuss your options and have any questions answered.
Individuals who meet the criteria to have a bulk billed sleep study (OSA50 and ESS) may be eligible to have their test covered by Medicare. Please note that you will also need to have a referral from your doctor or specialist to be eligible for a bulk billed sleep study.
A referral is required if you wish to have a bulk billed sleep study.
Medicare guidelines state that an individual may be covered for up to 1 home-based sleep study per person, per year.
An up-front payment of $199 will be required if you do not qualify for a bulk billed sleep study. If you do quality for a bulk billed sleep study, then no out-of-pocket costs will be required.
Yes, there is no requirement for you to have a sleep study done if you wish to purchase and use your own CPAP machine.
You can view our range of CPAP machines in the ResMed store.