A sleep test is the definitive way of diagnosing sleep apnea. It can identify what type of sleep apnea you may have and how severe it is. With advancements in technology there are now several ways you can do a sleep apnea test.
Anyone who suspects they have sleep apnea should have a sleep study to put their mind at rest and decide what treatment, if any is required.
If you snore loudly, gasp for breath or have been told you stop breathing while you sleep, you should have a sleep test to find out if you have sleep apnea.
If you feel constantly tired or keep falling asleep during the day, it might be because you have undiagnosed sleep apnea, so this could be another reason to have a sleep test.
A sleep study can diagnose breathing problems including obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea. They’re also used to diagnose other sleep disorders such as insomnia.
A simple online sleep assessment is a good way to assess your risk factors for sleep apnea. If your results show that you might be at risk of sleep apnea it’s time to consider booking a home sleep test.
A home sleep test is a simplified sleep test that you can set up yourself in the comfort of your own bed. These tests usually measure your heart rate, oxygen levels, breathing patterns and movement. Have a look at the economical, simple to use home sleep test options here.
Alternatively, you can talk to your doctor to see if you qualify for a bulk billed home sleep test by following these 4 easy steps.
For a sleep lab test (also known as nocturnal polysomnography), you stay overnight in a sleep lab or hospital. The lab staff place sensors on your body to monitor you while you sleep. The equipment monitors your heart, breathing patterns, oxygen levels, brain activity and arm and leg movements while you sleep. They may also ask if it’s OK to film you so they can check for unusual movements while you sleep.
Using the latest technology our success rate with our home sleep tests stands at greater than 95%, which is well above the industry standard. This represents a lot of people just like you, who have found help diagnosing the cause of their sleep concerns and beginning their journey towards finding the right solution.
Before a home sleep study night, you will receive an email showing you how to conduct the test.
On the night you’ve scheduled your home sleep test, you’ll follow your normal evening routine, prepare for sleep, attach everything as you’ve been shown and start the recording. In the morning, you’ll remove everything as previously demonstrated and return the recording device to the sleep lab or hospital.
Send it back to us using the pre-paid return envelope and one of our sleep coaches will contact you with the results.
Yes of course. A home sleep test is a convenient and accurate way of finding out if you have a sleep disorder such as sleep apnea.
Our home sleep tests can be delivered to your door.
In a sleep lab or hospital, clinical staff will place sensors on your body to monitor your sleep. With your permission, staff may also want to film your sleep to gain more insight into your sleeping behaviour. This is to assess for unusual movements in your sleep (like sleep talking or walking) or night-time seizures.
During this type of study, you’ll be required to stay overnight at the facility, so it’s a good idea to take everything you need for your usual sleeping routine, including pyjamas and toiletries.