Sleep Apnoea Home Screening Service
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Sleep Apnoea Home Screening Service

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Brand:  Hope2Sleep

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Hope2Sleep

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:-   

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnoea which is caused through obstructions when the airways relax.
  • Central Sleep Apnoea which is when the brain fails to send messages to breathe.
  • Mixed or Complex Sleep Apnoea (which is a mixture of both Obstructive and Central Sleep Apnoea).

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.

 

  SleepView Sleep Apnoea Testing Device  

 

The SleepView device is worn on the wrist and a finger probe is attached to check for oxygen desaturations and pulse rate. 

A respiratory nasal/oral cannula is also worn which measures breathing (capturing if breathing stops or partially stops during sleep, known as apnoeas and hypopnoeas).

It also stores snoring statistics.

 

 

 

 

 

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:-

SleepView Sleep Screening Report


 

IMPORTANT

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.

  • This Sleep Screening Test is for Adults only.
  • You DO NOT need a prescription for this test.
  • The results of the test are confidential, and shall not be shared with anybody else.
  • This particular test is NOT recommended for people already on CPAP as it would require coming off the treatment, which should only be done under guidance of your sleep clinicians. 
  • You can hire the equipment for extra nights with separate reports created, but this should not be necessary if you are already aware you are struggling to breathe most nights.  Do bear in mind though, that separate nights recordings would rarely show up the same results, as Sleep Apnoea varies from night to night, depending on medications taken, certain foods eaten, alcohol consumption, body temperature, allergies, and nasal stuffiness etc.
  • Please ensure you use and then return our device promptly, as this slows down the process and is unfair on those waiting.
  • You are paying for the loan of the equipment only, and the subsequent reports which will be sent to you, and it must be returned to us via the stamped-addressed recorded delivery packaging provided.  Failure to send back the kit promptly may incur extra charges before the results are sent! 
  • We do not ship this item out of the United Kingdom.
  • It is always advisable to ensure you are treated under the supervision of a registered sleep doctor for your Sleep Apnoea!
  • As stated previously, this is a pre-diagnostic screening test and for any signs of sleep apnoea you will be advised to seek a referral from your local sleep clinic for further investigations.  Whilst several members of our charity's trustee and medical board are qualified to diagnose, our intention is that you be seen face-to-face wherever possible by a sleep qualified doctor.
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Life saver
Monday, 4 September 2017  | 

Ordered this to help GP refer my partner to a sleep study as I had witnessed him numerous times stop breathing during his sleep. This was easy to use and showed results of severe apnea. Now we have data to show the GP to help get that sleep clinic referral for proper treatment. This has been a life saver. Thank you.

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Great Service very helpful.
Tuesday, 8 August 2017  | 

Great service and help, have been feeling exhausted for a couple of years now and each time I visited the GP he would tell me I was on the right dose of thyroid medication so should be fine. Glad I was able to look into alternative reason myself. Have now been referred to NHS sleep clinic it may be some wait as they do not have any appointments available at present but I can't wait to get me energy and life back!

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Response:

We were pleased to help you Catherine, and interesting you mention your thyroid as there is a very high incidence of people with sleep apnoea who also have hypothyroidism!
Hope you get your appointment soon and the appropriate treatment to help you feel better.


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Sleep Apnoea Home Screening Service
Friday, 7 July 2017  | 

After visiting my doctor with my concerns regarding my sleep issues and getting nowhere I looked into hiring a home screening device for sleep Apnoea. I was shocked by the prices which were at least 200 pounds a night. Luckily I found this which was so much cheaper. The device was state of the art and customer service has been fantastic. With my results I will be revisiting my doctor to request a referral to a sleep clinic. Thank you so much for your help and for providing this service. I can highly recommend this to anyone who suspects they have sleep Apnoea with confidence.

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Response:

You are very welcome Julie, and good look with your sleep clinic appointment.


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Very useful
Wednesday, 26 April 2017  | 

A very useful machine. A bit of care is needed when setting up, but it's quite simple to use and isn't overly intrusive when you're sleeping. The results are also clear and very helpful.

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I wish I was Rip van Winkle.
Friday, 3 March 2017  | 

I first saw my local GP just over 2 years ago as I was having trouble falling to sleep and staying asleep. It took me ages to nod off and when I did I was awake 45 mins later. Awake for another hour then back to sleep for another 45 mins. This pattern repeated thoughtout the night until I got up in the morning. My GP's answer was Zopiclone (I have taken so many over the past year I feel as if I am keeping the Company in business).

I have begged my GP for a referral to a sleep cinic but he has point blankly refused. He said there is nothing wrong with you, Marget Thatcher only use to have 4 hours sleep a night. In January this year a dentist told me about Hope2Sleep. I contacted Kath Hope and was put on the list for a sleep study test device which I received in a very short waiting time. I must admit that I made a mess of the first recording due to fact that my house was broken into two nights before I did the test. Still Kath went that extra mile to help me out and offered very sound advice which I took onboard. (If you are still awake I will continue). My test results came back and I presented them to my GP the same day. FOUR days later I received confirmation that I now have an appointment to see a sleep specialist privately, as there is a six month waiting list with the local NHS sleep clinic (yes I have to pay but after spending nearly two years on less than 4 hours of interrupted sleep each night it has to be worth it).

I have also discovered Zopiclone isn't recommended with untreated sleep apnoea and after a few real bad days (cold turkey) I came off it, seeing as I now know it was the sleep apnoea disturbing me and not insomnia!

It has just gone 1am in the morning and although I am really tired I cannot go to sleep. I am really looking forward to my referral to the sleep specialist in two weeks time. Only regrets now is, I should have changed GP's two years ago and I wish that I had known about Hope2Sleep two years ago. Thank you Kath Hope and all at Hope2Sleep (and I Hope2Sleep in the very near future). Good night and sleep well.

Yours Malcolm.

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Great Service
Thursday, 16 February 2017  | 

I had no idea that I may have sleep Apnea. I thought I was developing insommnia. I kept waking up through the night, for no reason. I was sesrching through the internet to find ideas that may keep me asleep. After trying a few things without success, I kept searching. Sleep Apnea came up and I looked at a few sites for more information.
I had already asked my doctor, "could I possibly have sleep apnea". He bluntly told me I didnt have that, but I said, its possible to hire a small machine that would record my sleep at home, which might give me some idea if I have it. I found Hope2sleep site and decided to hire their home sleep device for 3 nights. I did this in the new year, and waited approx 4 weeks before I received the device, as others were in front of me. The device comes with full instructions, and easy to work out what goes where. I thought it would be uncomfortable, but it wasnt a problem at all. After using it for 3 nights, I returned the device promptly, as others were waiting to hire it. I received my results a few days later, and was very surprised to learn I have severe sleep apnea on all three night. I now have the evidence to show my GP. Many thanks to Hope2sleep

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Rating:  
Very informative - but popular because of it
Saturday, 11 February 2017  | 

As a sufferer myself, I purchased this screening test to confirm if a relative's tiredness and disturbed sleep may also be due to OSA. I would recommend buying a 2 night assessment to make sure the data is relevant, as the user woke repeatedly on night 1 due to the nasal cannula.

A combination of high demand over the festive period and several public holidays meant the kit was delayed in arriving - but because of this we received the very latest device not available for online order at the time.

The sleep report arrived by email a few days after the equipment was returned. By now I'm quite used to the various graphs and statistics but a new user may find them a bit bewildering. However, the summary conclusion of whether the results warrant further investigation is made clear.

I would definitely recommend trying this as a first step if you suspect OSA, as it should make getting a GP referral much easier.

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Response:

Thanks for your review and patience James. Thankfully we have now raised much-needed funding with gratitude from our supporters so there's not such a huge delay now ☺


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Sleep Test + Help Invaluable
Saturday, 11 February 2017  | 

Thank you so much for every thing you have done to help me. The sleep test device you sent was so easy-to-use, and the help that you give will change lives for the better!

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Easy to use
Monday, 28 November 2016  | 

Found this a very easy to use test for sleep apnea and a great price. Had results back within 2 days of returning. Which was about 3 weeks quicker than local sleep clinic

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Fantastic support
Tuesday, 11 October 2016  | 

Quick delivery and turnaround and comprehensive report, giving an overview of what may be occurring whilst you sleep. Kath is so supportive, giving leads to helpful avenues of information. Thank you so much

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Most of the products we sell are eligible for Zero Rated VAT in the UK and Europe, and in order to qualify, you should meet the criteria for the following HMRC VAT Declaration:-

  1. You or the person you are purchasing on behalf of have "a condition which the medical profession treats as a chronic sickness," (sleep apnoea and sleep disordered breathing, which require therapy, are such conditions).
     
  2. "The goods or services are for the personal or domestic use of the customer."

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