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Sleep Apnoea pre-diagnostic Screening Test for people who suspect they may be suffering from undiagnosed Sleep Apnoea. This test is NOT for people already on CPAP, as for accurate screening it would require not using CPAP for the test, which isn't recommended without the approval of your sleep doctor.
Please note that our charity have been fortunate in raising funding for new equipment, so you will be sent the upgraded model (PolyWatch) to that shown in the images. The website will be updated soon.
This SleepView Screener is a pre-diagnostic Sleep Apnoea Screening Test for adults who suspect they are sufferers of Sleep Apnoea. It will provide evidence for people as to whether they need to take further action in arranging a full Sleep Study, and/or for their GP's to refer them to a sleep clinic/hospital for an official diagnosis and treatment via the NHS. Apnoeas, hypopnoeas, low oxygen desaturations and pulse rate will be recorded but this test is not intended to identify the difference kinds of Sleep Apnoea, as below.
It is always advisable people are treated under the supervision of a registered sleep clinician, as there are different variations of Sleep Apnoea which often require more than just a straightforward CPAP machines for good therapy:-
Also, other underlying health conditions can often determine which type of machine people require, which is another reason to be treated by a qualified registered sleep clinican! (An an example, Kath Hope of Hope2Sleep was started on CPAP, moved to APAP followed by ASV (Adaptive Servo Ventilation) and is now currently on VPAP, so she is very grateful for being under good care by the NHS). Therefore, it is not our charity's recommendation that people undertake online sleep studies and purchase machines. It should also be noted that CPAP machines require prescribing by a qualified sleep clinician.
For people who only wish to check on oxygen desaturations please see the alternative screening test hire which is suitable for people already using CPAP.
This particular test is more accurate for detecting Sleep Apnoea than just a Pulse Oximetry test alone, due to it measuring nasal and mouth breathing, as using pulse oximetry alone as a pre-diagnosis is not always accurate, due to the fact that oxygen desaturations can also happen for other reasons. Also, not all apnoeas/hypopneas cause oxygen desaturations as often the body fights hard to keep oxygen levels maintained.
The device is sent out on loan for one night's use, and you are paying for the hire of the equipment, the subsequent data to be downloaded and the report compiled and issued with recommendations for your next action to be taken. You can see a brief sample of Page 1 of the report below:-
Due to the fact this sleep screening test is very popular, sometimes there is a delay before we can send a device out, but you will be informed via email when it has been sent with a tracking number provided.
I really wasnít sure what was the cause of my sleep issues.Iíve spoken to Kath a lot of Facebook and she was very helpful. I just wish Iíd got the study sooner.As a bonus my clinic has said they will honour the study 😀
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Fabulous news Julian and hope you can finally get the CPAP therapy you need and start to feel the benefits soon 😊
After an unsympathetic visit to my GP, the home test confirmed my condition & I have now been successfully referred to a sleep clinic. Very easy to use & I highly recommend the 2 night option.
Good to hear our screening device has helped speed up your journey to a diagnosis and better health!
I got this for 1 night. I found it easy to wear (Iím such a bad sleeper I didnít expect to nod off but I did). Make sure the mouth bit pokes the right way to count your snores! It measures snores, pulse, sats and the the apnoeas. Couldnít believe I stop breathing for 1.5 minutes often! I scored 14.9 (almost moderate). Spoke to gp who liked to see the copy of the printout to send off to the respiratory doc. So they take this device seriously! Canít wait to get to the clinic and so relieved to find out that this is whatís been causing me misery in the form of constant tiredness, low mood, palpitations, migraines (Iím only assuming my lack of sleep had caused this but seems likely).
The monitor instructions are easy to follow & the monitor easy to use. The results of the report were emailed to me in a matter of days with lots of detail & links to research to pass on to my GP, who has made a referral to a local sleep clinic for further tests. Thank you so much to everyone at Hope2Sleep!
Very happy to help you Rowena and hope you get your diagnosis and treatment soon 🙂
I have suffered sleep apnoea for decades with many unexplained symptoms and with no help from Gps, (every body snores !)Having hired the home testing equipment for three nights, I showed test results to the Gp and got an immediate referral to an N.H.S.sleep apnoea clinic.
Fabulous to hear this and hope you get diagnosed and treated soon. It's just sad you've suffered for so long, but there's now light at the end of the tunnel 🙂
The screening device was easy to use. The report was comprehensive.The support from the staff was superb!
It's our pleasure to help Dawn 😊
I thought the machine worn on the wrist was easier to wear than I expected, and despite my expectations of a restless night, I found sleeping with everything stuck in place no problem at all. Would recommend this to anyone, and hopefully put them at ease with the use of this gadget!
I'd had a basic oximetry test via a NHS sleep clinic that showed no major issues with oxygen saturation. However, this more comprehensive test identified moderate sleep apnoea. The device is easy to use and surprisingly not uncomfortable to wear. The reports are very comprehensive but easy to understand and I'll be taking them to the sleep clinic to get further testing. If you need any advice Kath Hope (Hope 2 Sleep founder) is brilliant and very supportive.
We're always pleased to help, and good luck in getting officially diagnosed and treated Peter....
I only had to wait a short time for the equipment. It was relatively straightforward to use and didn't disrupt my sleep and I received my report by email the day after I sent the equipment back.The results indicated that I do have sleep apnoea, and my daily struggle with tiredness at last makes sense. I now feel able to approach my GP without fearing that my concerns will be dismissed.I would definitely recommend this service to anyone who's concerned that they may have sleep apnoea. Thank you for giving me hope.
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You're very welcome Ann and hope you get on good therapy soon and start to feel the benefits 😊
Equipment was easy to use, Kath was extremely helpful in all the communications, and it comes at a brilliant price compared to other places.Would recommend to anyone thinking they could have sleep apnea.
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