What is a sleep test?

A sleep test or study is an assessment that can be used to check up on how well you sleep and to diagnose sleep disorders such as sleep apnea. It involves wearing sleep tracking equipment, so your sleep data can be recorded and evaluated by an Australian sleep physician.

Why should I do a sleep test?

It’s hard to know what’s going on when you’re asleep. Are you getting the rest you need to be at your best during the day? If you snore or wake up tired, taking a sleep test will help you find out about your sleep.

What can a sleep test diagnose?

A modern sleep test will give you a range of sleep data, including your heart rate, body movement and oxygen levels, which can be used to aid in the diagnosis of sleep conditions such as sleep apnea.
If at any time you require medical advice, we recommend you have a chat with your doctor.

Ways to check up on your sleep

There are different types of sleep tests and studies available to see how you're sleeping and whether you might be at risk of having a sleep disorder. Some you can take at home and others that require you to stay in a lab overnight. Lab sleep tests measure more parameters about your sleep compared with home sleep tests.

 

Types-of-sleep-studies

Online sleep assessment

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

It will indicate if you might be at risk of having sleep apnea. You will, however, need to take a sleep test or speak with a healthcare professional for a proper diagnosis.

Home sleep test

Home sleep tests are those you can take in the comfort of your own home. They record data such as your body movement, heart rate and oxygen levels. An Australian sleep physician can evaluate this data in conjunction with other information, such as the results of an online sleep assessment, and provide a personalised sleep report.

Medicare-rebated home sleep test

Some patients are eligible for a Medicare-rebated home sleep test. Please ask your doctor 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 doctor 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 on Medicare-rebated sleep tests, search the ResMed Knowledge Hub here.

You should speak to your doctor to discuss sleep test options and whether a home sleep test is right for you.

All about sleep tests

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 onesleeptest, download the NightOwl companion app, follow the instructions, and go about your bedtime routine as you usually would.^

^ You should speak to your doctor to discuss sleep test options and whether a home sleep test is right for you.

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, but our popular onesleeptest only requires 3 nights of data.

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 take the onesleeptest from the comfort of your own bed. We’ll need you to use it for 3 successful nights for us to get accurate data. 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.

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 Australian sleep physicians will evaluate your sleep data, in conjunction with the results from your online sleep assessment. You'll receive a personalised sleep report regarding 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 Australian sleep physician report.

Check out the link and book your included consultation with a ResMed Sleep Coach.* If at any time you require medical advice, we recommend you have a chat with your doctor.
* ResMed Sleep Coaches are sales and customer service representatives who have received training in sleep health. They can give general information about sleep health, sleep disorders and products that my help improve your sleep. They are not qualified health care professionals and cannot provide medical advice. 

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Can you help me understand my home sleep test results?

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

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.

You should speak to your doctor to discuss sleep test options and whether a home sleep test is right for you

 

ResMed Sleep Coaches are sales and customer service representatives who have received training in sleep health. They can give general information about sleep health, sleep disorders and products that my help improve your sleep. They are not qualified health care professionals and cannot provide medical advice.