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Sleep Apnoea 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.
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 OR BANK TRANSFER AT CHECKOUT so that the order will be processed but no money will be paid to us at this stage, as we do not like holding money for something we're not able to fulfill immediately. However, this means that you can join our waiting list with no payment or obligation to proceed further.
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 send out is the Stowood Black Flash recording monitor which is worn around the waist with a finger pulse oximeter attached to the finger and breathing cannulas. We need to contact you before sending out this expensive equipment to ensure you are available to take the test immediately and will be in to receive delivery which requires a signature, so please ensure you give us both an email address and telephone number where we can reach you quicker. If we cannot get hold of you we will contact the next person on the waiting list until you reply to our email or voicemail.
Our screening test is a Diagnostic Sleep Apnoea Screening Sleep Study Test for adults who suspect they are sufferers of sleep apnoea. The results will will be analysed by a qualified and highly regarded independent registered Sleep Consultant with many years experience, who will write a diagnostic report with recommendations, or if sleep apnoea does not show up, advice will still be given. You will also be given free support by our charity throughout this process.
Once you have the results of your sleep study and, if sleep apnoea shows up, you can take the results to your GP who should then refer you to your local sleep clinic. The Stowood equipment we use is the same diagnostic equipment used in many UK sleep clinics, but depending on the sleep clinic they may still want to do a repeat sleep study, although some are happy to use the results from this private sleep test. Alternatively, and especially during this COVID-19 pandemic we are facing, if obstructive sleep apnoea is diagnosed and CPAP is recommended by the independent sleep consultant and you are struggling to get a referral to a sleep clinic, you can purchase the equipment yourself, for which we are more than happy to help you with. For an example of costs, see this page on our website for the CPAP machines www.hope2sleep.co.uk/cpap-machines and you will also require a suitable mask - again we will do our best to advise you on the type of mask you would need. If you did take this private route, we would still advise you to be referred to a sleep clinic when you are able to, so that you are treated and monitored under the supervision of qualified sleep clinicians.
If you've not already seen our page on the signs and symptoms of sleep apnoea, please go to this link on our website https://www.hope2sleep.co.uk/sleep-apnoea-information.html where you will also see that untreated sleep apnoea is most certainly a big risk factor to a person's health, hence why we offer this service.
CPAP machines are a medical device requiring a prescription/diagnosis for a very good reason which is why they should only be purchased following a sleep study like this one we provide, with a diagnosis by a qualified sleep consultant. There are different types of CPAP machines needed for different patients, depending on many factors, so purchasing the wrong kind of machine can actually make the sleep apnoea worse on some occasions, or may not even resolve the problem.
For people who only wish to check on oxygen desaturations please see the alternative pulse oximetry screening test hire which is suitable for people already using CPAP. Please note that the alternative pulse oximetry test is not foolproof for diagnosing sleep apnoea as it will only show whether you are having oxygen desaturations during the night, for which there can be other causes.
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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