What is a sleep test?

A sleep test or study can be used to check up on how well you sleep and to diagnose sleep disorders such as sleep apnea.

Sleep recording equipment will capture data when you're in bed, which a sleep physician will evaluate before writing up a report, complete with their recommendations and findings.

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Why should I do a sleep test?

It’s hard to know what’s going on when you’re asleep. Are you unsure if you are getting the rest you need to be at your best during the day? If you snore, wake up tired, or you’re just a bad sleeper, it may be wise to get your sleep tested.

What can a sleep test diagnose?

A modern sleep test will give you a range of sleep data, including your heart rate and body movement, which can be used to diagnose sleep conditions such as sleep apnea.

If at any time you require medical advice, we recommend you have a chat with your GP.

Ways to check up on your sleep

There are a few different sleep tests and studies you can take to see how well you're sleeping. Some will be more detailed than others.


Free sleep assessment

Our free sleep assessment at ResMed is a great place to start if you're curious about your sleep.

It can give an indication of your risk of having sleep apnea, however, you will need to take a sleep test or speak with a healthcare professional for a diagnosis.

Home sleep test

Home sleep tests can be completed in the comfort of your own home. They typically record your body movement, heart rate and oxygen levels. A sleep physician then looks at this data to assess your sleep quality and risk of sleep apnea. At the end of it, you'll get personalised advice to improve your kip.

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Medicare-rebated home sleep test

Some patients are eligible for a Medicare-rebated home sleep test. Please ask your GP about your eligibility. You'll need a valid referral that shows you are at a high risk of having a sleep condition called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Once you obtain this, please give us a call on 1800 737 633. For more information about the Bulk Billed home sleep tests available at ResMed stores, click here.

Medicare-rebated attended (laboratory) sleep test

For some patients, Medicare provides rebates for attended laboratory-based sleep tests. To be eligible, you'll need a valid referral from your GP that shows you are at a high risk of having a sleep condition called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Once you obtain this, please give us a call on 1300 737 633. For more information on Medicare-rebated sleep tests, search the ResMed Knowledge Hub here.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How to prepare for a home sleep test?

Not much preparation is needed - you can jump straight in. 

Our home sleep test requires minimal prep. Once you've ordered and received your ResMed onesleeptest, download the NightOwl® companion app, follow the instructions, and go about your bedtime routine as you usually would.

How long will a home sleep test last for?

A home sleep test ranges from one to a few nights.

Different home sleep tests will take different times to complete. ResMed onesleeptest only requires 3 nights of data for an accurate result.


How much is a home sleep test?

Check out our home sleep test on our online store.

ResMed onesleeptest is $149. The best part is that you can order online, and get it delivered with free shipping straight to your door.

What if I can't sleep during a home sleep test?

Just relax. You're in the comfort of your own home. 

You can order and complete the onesleeptest from the comfort of your own bed. We'll need you to use it for 3 successful nights for us to get an accurate result. It's okay if you struggle the first night, the app can capture additional nights of sleep data.

Can I do my home sleep test when and where I want?

That's the idea. 

A home sleep test is a simple way of checking up on your sleep without leaving the comfort of your own bed. Order your onesleeptest today, and you can start working towards better sleep as soon as it arrives at your door.

What do I do during a onesleeptest?

Once you have your onesleeptest, you'll need to download the NightOwl® companion app. The app will guide you through every step. 

Once you're ready for your test, prepare for sleep as you usually would. The only difference is you'll need to attach the sensor to your fingertip and start recording using the app before you fall asleep. 

Take the sensor off in the morning, and repeat this process for an additional two nights. After recording 3 successful nights of data, our team of sleep physicians will take a look. You'll receive your results within 3-5 working days after that. That's just over a week away if you order your home sleep test now!

What do I do after my home sleep test?

Pat yourself on the back and sit tight.

Once you've completed your home sleep test, you'll receive an email within 3-5 working days with a link to your sleep physician certified report. 

Check out the link and book your included consultation with a ResMed Sleep Coach who will be glad to explain your results and suggest next steps if required.

Can you help me understand my home sleep test results?

Absolutely. Your home sleep test comes with your own ResMed Sleep Coach consult for that reason.

After you receive your results, we encourage you to book a review with a ResMed Sleep Coach online or give us a call on 1800 737 633. They'll be happy to discuss your results that a certified sleep physician has assessed, and advise what you can do to improve your sleep. You can also contact your preferred GP for further assistance.

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What do I do during a sleep lab study? How are they different from a home sleep test?

Besides the difference in location, an overnight sleep test in a hospital or lab involves lots of preparation, wires and setup. It’ll provide more data including brain waves, skeletal muscle activity, and eye movement. For an overnight sleep test, you’ll also need a GP referral to complete an overnight sleep study in a lab or hospital.

If you’re looking to check up on how you sleep and whether you are at risk of having sleep apnea, feel free to check out ResMed onesleeptest.

Take a home sleep test today

We spend on average a third of our lives sleeping, so why not spend a little time to see if you're doing it right. Order a home sleep test today to find out.

If you have any questions about what sleep test is right for you, please call our friendly team of sleep coaches on 1800 737 633 or email them via info@resmed.com.au.

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