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Sleep Tests
All you need to know about how a sleep test can help you on your journey towards better sleep and overall health.

After a long day, everyone looks forward to a good night’s sleep. It’s not only relaxing - it’s also an essential part of maintaining good health and well-being.

There will always be times when we find it difficult to get enough quality sleep, however for some people, this can unfortunately happen on a regular basis. When you have a restless night, you wake up the next day feeling tired and irritable, which can then have a negative flow-on effect on your levels of concentration, judgement and day-to-day functioning, causing you to become easily frustrated and more likely to make mistakes and cause accidents1.

Over time, sleep deficiency leads to health problems as well as affecting how you think, react, work, learn, and get along with others2.

For more information, read our article: the wonders of restorative sleep

If someone is experiencing difficulty sleeping over a long period, it may indicate a sleeping disorder such as sleep apnea. Sleep disorders are linked to an increased risk of more serious conditions such as obesity, stroke, heart attack, type II diabetes and high blood pressure or hypertension, and therefore need to be diagnosed by a medical professional as soon as possible3.

Fortunately, most sleep disorders and their symptoms are treatable, but first, a sleep test assessment is required to identify if you have a sleep disorder.

You can learn more about sleep tests, below.

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What is a sleep test?

A sleep test is an examination of your sleeping patterns during the night. It provides an effective way to diagnose if you have a sleep disorder and to find the right treatment for you.

At CPAP Australia, we offer:

  1. An Online Sleep Assessment - used to identify if you could be at risk of a sleep disorder, such as sleep apnea.
  2. Home Sleep Test - used to diagnose and confirm if you have a sleep disorder.

 

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What are the benefits of a sleep test?

There are a few sleep disorders which can often be the cause of ongoing difficulties in getting a good night’s rest. A sleep test is a way to determine if you have a sleep disorder, and is the first step in determining what kind of treatment may help to treat it.


For more information, read our article: Waking throughout the night: tips and causes.

Who should take a sleep test?

If you’re experiencing problems getting enough quality sleep every day, then it’s a good idea to undertake a test.

The online assessment is the ideal first step towards better sleep health because it’s an easy way to get more initial information by answering a few simple questions on our website.

What is an Online Sleep Assessment?

CPAP Australia offers a free online sleep assessment on our website, which we recommend as an initial stage to finding out what’s going on with your sleep each night.

If you are constantly tired and experience sleepiness during the day, this quick and easy tool is a great place to start to find out if you're at risk of a sleep disorder.

The Online Sleep Assessment takes only a few minutes and will ask you a series of simple questions designed to help you uncover the cause, then conveniently sends the results to you via an email.

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If you take the Online Sleep Assessment, what are the next steps?

The results you will receive back from the online sleep assessment will let you know if you are at risk of a sleep disorder and offer advice on what to do next.

If your assessment indicates you may potentially have sleep apnea, we recommend you take an overnight sleep test to be medically diagnosed more accurately.

Sleep apnea is commonly related to snoring, so in the meantime, have a read of how to sleep without snoring, to learn more about it.

 

What is a Home Sleep Test?

After you undertake the online assessment, should your results suggest that you may be suffering from a sleep disorder, the next step is to undertake a home sleep test, which is a convenient and accurate way of finding out more definitively.

As the name implies, a Home Sleep Test is done at home using a small piece of equipment which monitors your sleep over one night, which is ideal for people who wish to undertake the test within the comfort of their own home and in their own bed.

The Basic Home Sleep Test is our standard test using the ResMed Apnealink Air device. We can send this out to your home address, wherever you are located in Australia, and once complete, you simply return the device back to us.

Order an Overnight Sleep Test (with FREE DELIVERY) here:

Home Sleep Test
 

What does a home sleep test involve?

Once you have ordered your sleep test and it has been delivered to you, the next step is to read the instructions which come with the device and take the test as soon as you can.

Our sleep testing equipment will arrive with sensors pre-attached and fresh batteries installed. Simply follow the illustrated instructions to guide you through the setup process, and you’re ready to go. It’s completely painless and you will quickly forget that the device is even there.

During your overnight test, the device will record important information including your respiratory effort, airflow, pulse rate and oxygen saturation, all whilst you sleep.

 

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How do you receive the results of the test?

After the device has recorded your data overnight, the results are stored within its memory. Simply return the device to the team at CPAP Australia using the instructions provided. Our team will organise for your data to be scored to determine your quality of sleep and if you have a sleep disorder.

Your results will be sent to you within 14 days, and we are available for support if you have any questions about the test.

Nothing can be diagnosed with certainty until the test is performed and the data is analysed, but for more background information, have a read of Sleep apnea diagnosis: What’s next?

How accurate are Home Sleep Tests?

At CPAP Australia, our sleep tests use the Apnealink Air home sleep testing device range from ResMed, which is designed for expert reliability, convenience and performance.

We are proud to have achieved a success rate with our home sleep tests of 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.

How much does a Home Sleep Test cost

A basic home sleep test costs $95, and is delivered with free shipping straight to your door by courier.

How to order a Home Sleep Test

We deliver home sleep tests throughout Australia.

It’s convenient and simple, so book your test today and take the first step on your journey to reclaiming your quality of sleep every night.

You can order a home sleep test quickly and easily in our online shop by clicking here:

Home Sleep Test

Or if you would prefer to speak to someone first to ask questions or to book your sleep test directly, contact one of our friendly consultants today.

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How our Online Sleep Assessment can help you

If you are experiencing problems getting enough quality sleep, you can undertake a free online sleep assessment to better understand how to improve your restful state and your overall health.

The assessment only takes a few minutes and asks you a series of simple questions designed to help you uncover the cause. It will then conveniently sends the results to you via an email.

You can access the Sleep Assessment here.

References

1. The Relationship Between Sleep and Industrial Accidents. The National Sleep Foundation. https://www.sleepfoundation.org/excessivesleepiness/content/the-relationship-between-sleep-and-industrial-accidents  

2. Sleep Deprivation and Deficiency. NHLBI. https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/sleep-deprivation-and-deficiency

3. What is sleep apnea? CPAP Australia. https://ww2.cpapaustralia.com.au/sleep-apnea