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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:- 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.
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.
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.
Excellent service, easy to use and all exactly as planned.
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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.
If you think you may have sleep apnea donít hesitate in hiring this machine from hope2sleep. If you have it the report is invaluable evidence to take to your doctor.The machine isnít cumbersome at all and while it may feel a bit odd at first you quickly get used to it.I honestly canít recommend hope2sleep highly enough.
We were pleased to help you Stella, and good luck in getting your sleep clinic referral soon, and of course we're always here to support you!
Came with clear instructions and was very easy to set up.
Pleased to help you Andrew and good luck with the next step.
Bought this to allay my wife's fears. But the results came as a shock - severe apnoea. She was right I stopped breathing several times and now off to sleep clinic. General info on site also very useful and I now feel prepared and have questions to ask at my hospital appointment.
Glad to have helped prove your wife's suspicions Tom and good luck with the sleep clinic referral.
Well worth trying. I wasnít sure if it was and took a few months to decide. I should have experimented earlier. I took the results to the GP. They were a little surprised, but was happy to refer when I mentioned the outcome.Three nights may not have been necessary, but wasnít sure how Iíd sleep. You get used to it quite quickly.
Great to hear your GP has referred you and hope the diagnosis and therapy goes smoothly and you'll soon be feeling the benefits of good safe sleep.
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