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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.
After taking advice from the NHS and our own medical advisors, we had no alternative but to suspend our sleep apnoea screening service in March. However, as of 1st October 2020 we have now been able to re-start this service and are currently working through out backlog. You are welcome to make an order to join our waiting list but PLEASE SELECT PAYMENT BY CHEQUE AT CHECKOUT. We do not need you to make this payment to us until you are near the top of the waiting list so by selecting 'cheque' as the payment option it means that your order can be processed to join our waiting list.
When your turn in our waiting list comes up and we are able to send a testing device to you, we will contact you to finalise the order, make the payment and also instruct you of extra safety precautions in order to protect both you and us against any COVID-19 risks.
PLEASE NOTE:- The sleep apnoea screening device we now send out is the Stowood Black Flash which is worn around the waist with a finger pulse oximeter attached to the finger and breathing cannulas. The website will be updated soon fully, but for now we have uploaded an image of the device.
Our screening test 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 hospital 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, ie obstructive of central. It is simply to inform people whether they are in fact suffering from sleep apnoea and in this case will be advised to seek a sleep clinic referral.
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 as stated below:-
More details can be found about the signs and symptoms of both obstructive an central sleep apnoea on our website on this link https://www.hope2sleep.co.uk/sleep-apnoea-information.html
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 which are a prescription item for a very good reason. 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.
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 added to our waiting list and informed via email or telephone when to expect it and also sent given a tracking number.
Recieved unit followed instructions and received 2 days results. I phone and asked a few qustions and received helpful answers. Overall great service. A point to note: On the first night I placed finger sensor on my 1st finger. On second night I placed the sensor on my 3rd finger sensor as it was a bit tight on my 1st finger but unfortunately it was a bit loose and this prevented fully readings. Perhaps a note on this point could be included in instructions.
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Really easy to use, great instructions for setting it up. Excellent after service with report received 2 days after the device was returned. Follow on referral necessary so I am very grateful for that knowledge.
We were pleased to help you and good luck with the referral 🤞
My doctor would not look into my sleep apnoea until I brought proof of it... I tried getting my partner to video me but didnít find it very successful. I found hope2sleep & decided to give it a go... from that moment I was looked after by them... they called to advise when the device was being sent out to make sure I would be in. I had a bit of an issue with the device & advised them ... they ware great on the phone & got the problem sorted immediately... there was no stress at all. Their follow up was both friendly and professional. The device gave all the information I needed to go back to my doctors to get the help I needed. It was presented in a professional report... the doctor could not dismiss it. Thank you hope2sleep
Sad that your GP insisted on proof, but glad we were able to help you Paul and hope you can soon get diagnosed and treated with an improved quality of life.
Don't be daunted when you open the box, it's really quite straightforward. Strap the small box to your arm or chest, loop the thin plastic pipe over your ears and under your nose, clip the oximeter to your finger and you're ready to press the start button when you go to bed.I had no trouble getting to sleep, I thought I would, and stopped the recording when I awoke. A few days later and I had a report full of all the data you could wish for including apnea and hypopnea events and, very usefully, what position you were in when they occurred. So useful to know I suffer from sleep apnea. Now I can do something about it!
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Glad to be of help and good luck for getting this sorted.
Excellent service, easy to use and all exactly as planned.
The service I received was excellent. The kit is easy to use and you get a very detailed report back
Glad to be of help Andrew 😊
Excellent service. The home sleep apnea test was easy to use and the report I received a couple of days later was detailed and helpful. Thanks
It was our pleasure to help you and good luck with your referral.
Much cheaper than other sites.Took 2 weeks to arrive which is acceptable.Received a call to ensure someone would be there to accept the package on the day which was very handy.Machine instructions clear and easy to use.Detailed results provided by email and overall, very satisfied with the service.
Our pleasure to help🙂
Ordered the kit for two nights, after my long term day time sleepiness led me to wondering about apnea.The first night I found I pulled the equipment off in my sleep - woke up to find Iíd thrown it back in the box, so I was glad Iíd booked the second night too.Results came back the next day, with a really professional report indicating moderate apnea, and Iím now able to pursue treatment. Iíve got hope that there might be a solution to my awful sleepiness and fatigue for the first time in over a decade. Canít rate this services highly enough.
Very pleased to have helped you and good luck with your referral and future better health and energy.
I found the information paperwork covered the set up of the machine perfectly. Batteries included & tape to affix tubing. I seemed to sleep alright having tubes etc attached.Pre-paid return envelope made returning item easy.
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