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Think you have Sleep Apnoea? Take a test and start treating it - fast
If you suspect that you have Obstructive Sleep Apnoea, then an in-home Sleep Test provides a quick, convenient and affordable way to have it confirmed.
All treatment options for Sleep Apnoea require a sleep test to have been taken. This service provides a quick, convenient way of having your sleep assessed by a qualified sleep professional.
Our Detailed In-Home Sleep Test uses the revolutionary WatchPAT diagnostic. This device provides accuracy comparable to PSG (used in sleep laboratories for in-depth sleep analysis) but 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.
Despite being simple to use and comfortable to wear, the additional information it records gives the sleep technician a comprehensive picture of your sleep, allowing them to return an accurate verdict..
IMPORTANT: This test is intended to assess the presence (or not) of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea only. It will not provide confirmation (positive or negative) of any other sleep conditions. If you are looking for a general sleep assessment or sleep test, or a test for any other sleep disorder, we would instead recommend discussing this with your GP or a private sleep clinic, such as the London Sleep Centre. However, if you suspect that your sleep problems are caused by Obstructive Sleep Apnoea, then this service is intended for you.
Why choose an in-home Sleep Apnoea sleep test?
It is estimated that up to 13% of men and 6% of women in the UK have OSA. That is around 5.5 million people. Only a fraction of these have had a sleep test conducted.
An in-home sleep test solves many of the issues that prevent people pursuing a test through the NHS.
Speed - Get your equipment the next working day, and your results typically within one week of returning it.
Confidentiality - Your results are yours alone; Intus have no obligation to inform any third party.
Convenience - Sleep in your own bed, at a time to suit you. No need to book time off work for an appointment or overnight stay.
By conducting an in-home sleep test, your Sleep Apnoea confirmation is fast-tracked in the most convenient and confidential manner available.
How does the service work?
After you order your in-home sleep test, the typical timeline is as follows;
Day 1 - We dispatch the equipment to you. This includes clear, concise instructions for the simple device, and a detailed medical questionnaire.
Day 2 - The equipment is delivered to you. You complete the questionnaire and take the sleep test that night.
Day 3 - The questionnaire and device are returned to Intus Healthcare with the pre-paid envelope.
Day 4 - The data and questionnaire are sent to an independent sleep technician for assessment. All of our sleep technicians are NHS-trained with a minimum of 5 years' experience of assessing sleep studies.
Day 7-10 - The results are returned to Intus, and your results letter created. This letter will contain at least five pages of information to detail your result, what that means and the next steps from there. These are posted to you, along with a copy of the data from the recording.
The following day - Your results are delivered. Within 2 weeks of ordering the test, you have OSA confirmed (or not, if that does not appear to be the cause of your sleep problems).
The above time estimates are working days.
How reliable are the results?
The WatchPAT device used for our Detailed Sleep Test is the most clinically validated home sleep test available. It has been shown to have results that correlate at 90% with Polysomnography - the "Gold standard" OSA diagnostic that requires an overnight stay in a clinic. No other in-home sleep test approved by the main regulatory body, the AASM, can provide this level of accuracy.
The data is analysed alongside a medical questionnaire you will complete. This questionnaire has been reviewed by several of the UK's leading sleep consultants.
The analysis is conducted by an independent sleep technician; they are paid a set fee per test regardless of the outcome - i.e. they are not incentivised to provide a positive result.
All of our sleep technicians are NHS-trained, have at least five years experience in scoring sleep studies, and are Accredited by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT).
In summary, we are trusted to provide a professional, reliable and accurate service and have been doing so for over ten years.
What happens when I get my results?
Your detailed results letter will tailor the recommendations for your next steps based on your results. However, the typical steps (assuming OSA is confirmed) would consist of:
Treatment - If your test showed that OSA was present, then you will be able to purchase equipment to begin treatment (providing no other health conditions would preclude that), and start sleeping properly again. The options available will depend on the severity and your medical history and will be clearly explained. Intus Healthcare has one of Europe's largest ranges of OSA treatment options and with other 10 years experience, we can accurately advise you about the most suitable treatment option and the equipment within that. You may also be able to use your results to help your GP refer you to a sleep clinic. The clinic may then issue equipment for treatment, but in the vast majority of cases they will require their own sleep test to be conducted.
Further investigation - Should you feel you want further investigation into your sleep, then you can discuss your results with your GP. They may then refer you to a sleep clinic, who will determine what investigation is required. Please note that a referral on the basis of your result from us is not guaranteed, but being able to demonstrate evidence of a sleep disorder should make your GP's decision to refer more straightforward. In some cases, further investigation may be essential, should health issues beyond "just" sleep apnoea be suspected.
Peace of mind - If you are concerned that your may have OSA, then a negative result will give you piece of mind. The WatchPAT device's false negative rate is close to 0%. Therefore should you continue to experience sleep problems, you have at least ruled one potential cause. Similarly, if you are a heavy snorer you can relax knowing there is nothing more seriously wrong.
Need any further information?
Should you need any further information, then please Contact Us and one of the team will be able to answer any questions you have.
Otherwise, you can place your order at the top of the page or by calling 0800 024 8050 for free. Within two weeks, you could have the result that allows you to begin treatment, and start sleeping properly again.
Weight (including packaging) in grams 950.0000 Manufacturer WatchPAT Product Specifications No What's Included No Useful Links No Vat Exempt No Free Delivery Yes Return Within 3 days of receipt Free Return Yes Approx. Turnaround Time 7 days from return receipt Results Interpreted By Qualified Sleep Technician (5+ Years Experience) Enables Therapy Purchase If OSA is detected and there are no high-risk comorbidities involved (such as heart problems) this study result will enable you to purchase therapy equipment from Intus Healthcare. You are not obliged to make any treatment purchase from Intus and you can instead seek treatment via the NHS. If you pursue treatment via the NHS, you may be required to do another study prior to receiving treatment. Intus cannot predict the decisions of individual hospitals or Doctors. Potential Treatment Options Following Result No Includes Written Report Yes Includes Statistics Report Yes Number of Data Channels 4 SpO2 Yes Pulse Rate Yes Nasal Airflow No Body Position Yes Patient Event Markers Yes Actigraphy Yes Plethysmography No
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4 Item(s)per pageFast and clear report Review by Dave
Quality Website Information Comfort Ease of Use ValueTook about a week to get a very informative and useful confirmation of my suspicions. I had done an overnight pulse oximetry test with a £30 oximeter and this test result matches well with that test, but with much more useful information.(Posted on 12 June 2019)
Marvellous device Review by Pam
Ease of Use Value Quality Website Information ComfortThis device is very comfortable to wear and means you can do the test in the comfort of your own bed. The delivery of the device and speed of response once returned was impressive as was the amount of detail supplied regarding the results . The medical questionnaire was extremely detailed which gives you confidence in knowing the results include consideration of any medical problems you may have. I was diagnosed with severe obstructive Sleep Apnoea and have since purchased a CPAP machine . The quality of sleep I achieve now is fantastic and I wouldn’t have detected the problem without this device.(Posted on 8 April 2019)
Great Service and useful information Review by JimBrush
Quality Website Information Comfort Ease of Use ValueI have been having a problem with snoring and wakening in the middle of the night with dry mouth so I sent for the test equipment which was delivered in 2 days everything with the instructions were there and I did the test that night and sent it back in the pre paid envelope supplied with the kit the next day.(Posted on 18 March 2019)
The results arrived approx 7 Days after and I was amazed how informative they are with a result of moderate sleep Apnoea.
I am still in the I don't relay want to wear a mask in bed stage and it is a shame that you cant rent a machine to see it it helps rather than spending around £800 and not using it.
Easy and accurate Review by Debby
Value Quality Website Information Comfort Ease of UseThis test was easy to use and I can’t believe the amount of information it provided. It certainly was an eye opener, but the window to my getting a good sleep and hopefully combating my daytime naps.(Posted on 10 September 2018)
I would recommend this to anyone worried about their sleep and know something is wrong. I got my results in four days and have been pro-active in buying the equipment I need. If you want to avoid delays in waiting for GP referrals to have a sleep test then this is the test for you. Good luck