The Sleep Apnoea Test
Are you concerned you may have Sleep Apnoea?
At Intus Healthcare we provide a private and confidential in-home Sleep Apnoea test for the confirmation and treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA).
We provide a health questionnaire and all the equipment you will need. You only need to wear and monitor your sleep for one night. Your sleep data, along with your questionnaire, will be assessed by an independent NHS-trained sleep technician. All sleep tests are confidential, we do not share your results with your doctor or the DVLA. We also send your report within 7 days of the equipment and questionnaire being returned.
(*Please note the tests do not provide feedback on any other sleep disorders)
How It Works
The detailed In-Home Sleep Test uses the revolutionary WatchPAT diagnostic device. The device provides accuracy comparable to Polysomnography (PSG), a multi-parameter sleep study used in sleep laboratories for in-depth sleep analysis, but the device we provide can be used easily and comfortably in the comfort of your own bed.
The WatchPat device monitors your blood oxygen levels, heart rate, body position, body movements, snoring intensity, and crucially your Peripheral Arterial Tone – a key physiological signal that can indicate respiratory disturbances during sleep.
The device is simple to use and comfortable to wear. The additional information it records gives our sleep technicians a comprehensive picture of your sleep, allowing them to return an accurate report and a confirmation of Sleep of Apnoea.
The path towards treating Sleep Apnoea
Identify the symptoms of Sleep Apnoea
Most people will think nothing of the symptoms of Sleep Apnoea when they first appear. Everybody snores, and it’s normal to feel tired in the afternoon, but gradually the symptoms get more and more severe, disrupting your life at home, at work or both. On average, 7 years pass between the first symptoms developing, and moving to Step 2. Think back – how long have you been snoring, feeling tired or lacking energy?
When the symptoms are affecting you it is time to discover the root cause. That is why you are here – you want to find answers and solutions. The In-Home Sleep Test is the next step to determine if Sleep Apnoea is the cause of your sleep problems.
Two weeks after ordering an In-Home Sleep Apnoea Test, you will get your results. If the test comes back positive, you can begin treatment within 48 hours, giving you the chance to start sleeping properly for the first time in years. The sleep you’ve been wishing for can soon be yours. For some of our customers this can be a life changing moment.
Free Next-Day Delivery
Comfortable And Simple
7-Day Results Turnaround
Detailed Private Report
The timeline of your Sleep Apnoea Test
After you order your in-home sleep test, the typical timeline is as follows:
Day 1 – The test is dispatched and includes clear, concise instructions for the device and a detailed medical questionnaire.
Day 2 – You receive the package, complete the questionnaire and wear the recording device that night.
Day 3 – The questionnaire and device are both returned to us in the pre-paid envelope.
Day 4 – The data and questionnaire are sent to an independent sleep technician for assessment. All our sleep technicians are NHS-trained with a minimum 5 years’ experience of assessing sleep studies.
Day 11-18 – The results are returned and we prepare your results letter. The letter contains at least five pages of information detailing your result, what it means and possible next steps. It is posted to you, along with a copy of the data from the recording.
The following day, your results are delivered. Within 3 weeks of ordering the test, you either have a confirmation of Sleep Apnoea or know that OSA is not the cause of your sleep problems.
Key Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Statistics
snorers in the UK approximately
of the UK adult population with OSA are undiagnosed – around 1.275 million people
NHS sleep diagnostic tests performed in 2017
men have Severe OSA in the UK
adults believed to have OSA in the UK
of UK truck drivers have OSA
What happens after I receive my results?
A positive result
77% of the tests we carry our confirm Sleep Apnoea. In these cases, we make recommendations of suitable treatment options based on the data recorded, the medical history you provide and the assessment of the sleep professional that analyses your test. At Intus Healthcare can provide all of the clinically-proven treatment options, including CPAP therapy, positional therapy, mandibular advancement devices and more, and we will provide detailed information and advice on any treatment methods that are suitable for you.
You can also discuss the result with your GP, as you may wish to continue your path towards treating Sleep Apnoea through the NHS. With a test that confirms you have the condition, you are likely to find that a referral to an NHS sleep clinic is issued more quickly than if you were describing symptoms alone. Likely, the NHS clinic will still want to conduct their own test.
A negative result
For the 23% that do not get a positive confirmation, the test provides some clarity on your current situation and you can effectively “rule out” Sleep Apnoea. You can then begin looking at other potential causes, which is a positive step towards finding a solution.
We are here to support you
It can take a sufferer seven years from developing clear symptoms of Sleep Apnoea, to having it confirmed. You could be just days away from that point – and within 48 hours, you could be receiving treatment and tackling those symptoms. Treating Sleep Apnoea can increase your life expectancy by as much as 8 years, so the sooner treatment is started, the better it is for your long-term health, as well as the immediate benefits of reduced snoring and more refreshing sleep.
We pride ourselves on using the best equipment available and having all tests analysed by qualified, experienced and independent sleep specialists, to ensure honest and accurate results. Whatever your result, we will be on hand to provide support and guidance for your next step.
In Home Sleep Test
If you suspect that you have Obstructive Sleep Apnoea, then an In Home Sleep Test or Sleep Study provides a quick, convenient and affordable way to have it confirmed. Within two weeks you could be able to begin treatment and enjoying deep, restorative sleep again. All studies are independently analysed by experienced NHS-qualified sleep professionals, and use the WatchPAT recording device for unrivalled accuracy. Our service is tailored for people who suspect they have Sleep Apnoea, and want to have it confirmed quickly, affordably and conveniently. You must have a BMI below 45 and be aged over 18 years to take this test.