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Sleep Trials & Sleep Tests
Sleep apnea is a common but serious sleep related breathing disorder where your breathing periodically stops while sleeping. The symptoms include waking up feeling tired, having a sore or dry throat, finding it hard to fall asleep and feeling drowsy during the day.
At NSW CPAP, we offer a range of at-home tests and clinic-based sleep trials designed to help you effectively diagnose and manage sleep apnea so you can always enjoy a good night's sleep.
What is a sleep trial, and why is it important?
A sleep trial is a diagnostic test used to determine if an individual has sleep apnea. It is crucial because untreated sleep apnea can lead to serious health complications like heart problems, high blood pressure, increased chance of diabetes, mental health issues and more.
What types of sleep tests are available for diagnosing sleep apnea?
The most common sleep tests for diagnosing sleep apnea include polysomnography (PSG), a comprehensive test conducted in a sleep lab, and a home sleep apnea test (HSAT), a simpler and less invasive test that can be done in the comfort of your home.
At NSW CPAP, we offer convenient home sleep apnea tests that prioritise simplicity, efficiency, and comfort. Our ONE Sleep At Home Sleep Test utilises a fingertip device that provides results after three nights, while the SUNRISE At Home Sleep Test uses a chin sensor to diagnose sleep apnea in just one night. Both tests come with dedicated smartphone apps, allowing for an easy and convenient testing process, ensuring you receive accurate and timely results without the usual hassles or hefty costs.
It’s important to note that while a home sleep test can effectively diagnose sleep apnea in many cases, it may not be as comprehensive as an in-lab sleep study. Therefore, it's crucial to consult with a healthcare provider or a NSW CPAP consultant to decide the best testing method for you based on your specific symptoms and medical history.
Are there risks or side effects associated with sleep apnea sleep trials?
Sleep apnea sleep trials are generally very safe. The most common side effect is skin irritation from sensors used during the test. If you're undergoing a sleep trial at a clinic, you may experience slight discomfort or difficulty sleeping due to the unfamiliar environment.
Are home sleep apnea tests accurate?
Yes, home sleep apnea tests are generally accurate for diagnosing Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), the most common type of sleep apnea. They measure variables like breathing and sleep patterns, heart rate, and blood oxygen saturation to identify interruptions in breathing.
However, these tests may not be as effective for diagnosing other types of sleep disorders like Central Sleep Apnea (CSA) and Mixed Sleep Apnea, which may require more complex monitoring such as brain activity and muscle movements. Therefore, while home tests are a useful initial diagnostic tool, an overnight sleep study in a lab, or polysomnography, remains the most comprehensive method for detecting all types and severities of sleep apnea. Consultation with a sleep physician is crucial to choose the right test based on individual symptoms and medical history.
Is the CPAP trial cost a one-time payment or can it be paid in installments?
We understand that patients have different financial needs and capabilities and at NSW CPAP we don’t want our patients to forgo their CPAP treatment due to financial constraints. As such we offer payment flexibility for all our CPAP therapy options, be it a CPAP machine and accessory package or one of our in-lab sleep trials. You have the option to either make a lump sum payment or choose an installment plan using ZIP, our ‘buy now pay later’ partner.
Why choose NSW CPAP?
Living with a sleep disorder doesn't mean that you have to compromise on the quality of your sleep. With our top-of-the-line CPAP machines and sleep trial options, we can help you diagnose and treat your sleep condition so that you can enjoy a restful and rejuvenating sleep—now and into the future. Take the first step in treating your sleep apnea and contact NSW CPAP to learn more about our upcoming sleep trials.
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