Why Get Tested?
Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) is a condition that millions of people worldwide experience, making it one of the most common sleep disorders. This respiratory condition occurs when the tongue and soft tissue in the upper airway relax, causing an obstruction. Some of the most frequent observations sufferers’ bed partners observe include snoring, breathing pauses and gasping for air during sleep. The symptoms of Sleep Apnoea can be alarming as the body fights to regain oxygen. That is why it is vital to understand and treat the condition. Leaving OSA untreated can lead to long-term effects, which could be avoided with the correct treatment.
The Dangers of Untreated Sleep Apnoea
OSA can adversely impact a patient’s home and work life and excessive sleepiness can make simple activities harder. Not only this, but leaving the condition untreated can increase the risk of developing other health conditions, these include:
- Cardiovascular conditions (heart disease, atrial fibrillation, heart attacks, stroke)
- Mental health conditions (anxiety and depression)
Do You Need a Sleep Test?
We are here to help
At Intus, we have helped over 100,000 patients across the UK with our Obstructive Sleep Apnoea test and a variety of treatment options. We are one of the UK’s leading healthcare providers, aiming to help as many people as we can, as fast as we can.
Our In-Home Sleep Test is an easy way to determine if you suffer from OSA. Requiring just one night of recorded sleep, our NHS-trained sleep technicians return your sleep report data and results within 7 to 10 working days after completing the test.
There are a variety of types and severities of Sleep Apnoea and the treatment option recommended to you is dependent on this. We provide an extensive range of quality treatments from popular brands, including Fisher & Paykel, ResMed and more. Within your sleep test results letter, you will receive tailored guidance towards the best treatment method and we can provide assistance throughout the process.
Our knowledgeable customer service team are always on hand to help with queries and provide advice when you need it. If you have any questions regarding our services, please do not hesitate to contact us.
What to expect
We have created easy-to-follow video guides on our rapid and standard sleep studies presented by our Clinical Services Manager, Jay Gadher, to help you understand what to expect.
Please view the video below for guidance on taking our Rapid In-Home Sleep Test.
To view details of the Standard Sleep Test, please click here.
Sleep Apnoea treatment
As mentioned above, the treatment you require will depend on the severity of the OSA. The most common form of treatment is CPAP therapy, which consists of a CPAP machine, mask and hose. The equipment provides pressured air flow to keep your airway open to prevent obstructions. CPAP is the gold standard treatment method and is used by the majority of OSA patients.
Alternatively, positional therapy may be recommended; this option uses a small, non-invasive vibrating device encouraging you to sleep on your side to prevent obstructions. Mandibular Advancement Devices (MADs) are also an option; these are mouth guards designed to gently pull your jaw forward to stop snoring and breathing pauses.
In addition to this, there are many lifestyle adjustments that can help you manage the symptoms of Sleep Apnoea.
Supporting your journey
Here at Intus, our customer care team are with you every step of the way, ensuring you receive the full benefits of your therapy. We also provide helpful information on this website, including all you need to know regarding Sleep Apnoea and CPAP therapy.
To order or find out more about our In-Home Sleep Study service, please click here.
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