The Benefits of Getting a Home Sleep Study: How It Can Help Diagnose Your Sleep Apnea

Mon, Nov 07, 2022

Here’s an amazing fact: Sleep apnea affects about one in five Australians. That means virtually everyone knows an apnea sufferer or is one themselves.

And here’s an even more amazing fact: 80% of apnea sufferers are completely unaware of their condition.

Sleep apnea sufferers stop breathing repeatedly while asleep, often for a minute or longer after exhalation!  This can happen hundreds of times each night, completely disrupting healthy sleep patterns.

Symptoms of sleep apnea include persistent loud snoring, waking tiredness, morning headaches, daytime fatigue and sleepiness, slow metabolism and weight gain, chronic acid reflux, reduced libido and reduced cognitive function. 

Left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to strokes, cardiovascular diseases, and other serious health conditions.

The Benefits of Getting a Home Sleep Study

The phrase "sleep clinic near me" is still searched by many Australians. The majority of people are unaware that sleep apnea can be diagnosed without visiting a sleep centre.

So, how does it work and what are the advantages? Keep reading and we'll cover it all!

It's More Convenient

Why spend a night in a clinical environment when you can have a test done in the comfort of your home? 

Sleep Clinic Services makes it easy for you to get your diagnosis in your own space. We deliver the diagnostic equipment to your door on a date you choose.

This also makes it more accurate as our diagnostic equipment records a typical night's sleep, rather than the sleep you experienced in a clinical environment with all the strange sounds and smells and pillows...

Less Fuss and Headaches

We take the fuss out of you trying to find the most suitable sleep centre! You can also avoid long queues and multiple visits to fitting sites.

When you choose a home sleep study with us, you don't have to make preliminary appointments. We do the screening tests over the phone for FREE!

A More Affordable Option

Visiting a sleep lab can be quite expensive if you add up all the costs involved. This includes fees for the preliminary screenings and consultations, and let's not forget the traveling and parking expenses. 

In some cases, you are also required to pay for the fitting of the equipment. In addition, there are often costs associated with the night's stay in the sleep clinic.

A home-based sleep study through Sleep Clinic Services saves you money in the following ways:

  • No preliminary consultation with a sleep physician is required
  • We do the screening for you, over the phone, for free.
  • You save hours of travel for appointments and fittings
  • No parking or ‘overnight stay’ expenses

The bottom line: getting your home sleep study is more affordable than visiting a sleep clinic.

Same Level of Accuracy

Modern diagnostic equipment offers the same results as sleep clinics. Our recorders deliver a true polysomnogram (diagnostic sleep study), not just a screening. It monitors:

  • Your heart and brain activity
  • The level of oxygen in your blood (which plummets during some sleep events)
  • The number and duration of any pauses in your breathing
  • Sleeping positions, arm and leg movements, and more.

Your data will be analysed by a specialist Sleep & Respiratory Physician. You and your GP will receive their report, and you’ll get a detailed, personal, ‘plain English explanation of what everything means...

Why Choose Us?

With more than a decade of experience in sleep disordered breathing (SDB) telehealth consultations, diagnostics, and treatment, Sleep Clinic Services has become Australia's leading provider of home-based sleep studies.

We’ve helped thousands of Australians aged 18-94, all around the country, and we have Australia's highest Google rating.

Interested in finding out if you have sleep apnea? Give us a call on 1 300 246 637 and our friendly Care Coordinators will be available to answer your question and help with whatever you need.