Our Home Sleep Test Can Confirm Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

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Our In-Home Sleep Test – Detects Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

Does your bed partner complain about your loud snoring? Do you wake up during the night choking and gasping, or do you have a headache in the morning? You should take a sleep test, or as it is also known, a sleep study. These are just a few symptoms of a serious condition known as Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA). The OSA disorder increases your risk of several serious health problems, so getting treatment is essential.

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Sleep TestWhat is Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)?

OSA is a sleep disorder where your upper airway closes multiple times at night. Causing you to stop breathing for ten seconds or longer. These episodes can happen up to 40 times per hour per night, depending on the severity.

When you struggle to breathe, your oxygen levels drop, carbon dioxide levels rise, and your blood pressure and heart rate increase. Then you wake up, and this stops you from getting proper sleep and stresses your whole system. As your body isn’t getting enough oxygen to function correctly, it can affect your health negatively.

You likely have no idea this is happening while you’re trying to sleep. So if you have any symptoms, it’s vital to get it checked out.

What are other symptoms of Sleep Apnoea?

These are the symptoms of Sleep Apnoea and indicate you need to take a sleep test:

What are the long-term health risks of OSA?

Chronic sleeplessness is associated with numerous health risks ranging from minor conditions to chronic health concerns. As you are more likely to grind your teeth and breathe through your mouth, Sleep Apnoea can result in cracked teeth and an increased risk of cavities.

You are more likely to have high blood pressure, depression and a lower sex drive.

Being tired all the time affects your quality of life, your relationships, and your ability to perform well at work. Lack of sleep is also linked with weaker immunity, meaning you may get ill more often or take longer to recover.

Also, people with untreated Sleep Apnoea are more likely to die prematurely. The physical effects lead to systemic inflammation (affecting the whole body), which is known to cause several chronic diseases. For instance, OSA can increase the likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes, glaucoma, asthma, liver damage, an irregular heartbeat or congestive heart failure.

Sleep Apnoea increases your risk of having heart attacks and strokes. It can also cause complications of existing conditions such as diabetes. OSA can also cause complications in pregnancy, such as preeclampsia, gestational diabetes and high blood pressure.

In very rare cases, you can choke to death in your sleep. If you’re not getting enough sleep, you may fall asleep behind the wheel while driving. People with sleep apnea are five times more likely to be involved in a traffic accident than those with normal sleep. Scary stuff.

What are the likely factors that can cause Sleep Apnoea?

You are more likely to develop Sleep Apnoea if you are overweight and have a neck circumference of 17 inches (men) or 16 inches (women) or more. It is more common in men than women, and the risk increases with alcohol consumption, heavy smoking, age and certain medications.

How is Sleep Apnoea diagnosed?

If you take the NHS Sleep Test / Sleep Study, this involves the completion of a medical questionnaire and an at-home test.

Multiple appointments are required with your doctor, the equipment must be collected and returned, and only one night of sleep is assessed. 

You will likely be referred to a local sleep clinic for additional tests. These tests measure your brain activity, blood oxygen levels, breathing patterns, heart rate, snoring and eye/leg movements. 

It can take months to get an appointment and weeks before you receive the results; if you are diagnosed, the results may be shared with the DVLA and your doctor.

Fortunately, you can save time and hassle by purchasing an In-Home Sleep Test yourself.

What is the Intus Healthcare In-Home Sleep Test?

This affordable in-home sleep test uses medical-grade equipment to assess your sleep and is delivered by courier directly to your home. Overnight oximetry uses a small device worn on the finger to measure your blood oxygen levels and heart rate.

This detailed sleep test also measures body movements and position, snoring intensity and a key indicator of a respiratory disturbance called ‘Peripheral Arterial Tone’. You will also be expected to complete a medical questionnaire and consent form.

Our specially trained NHS healthcare professionals evaluate the results, and you will usually receive a confidential diagnosis within two working days.

Important: You will receive the test results directly. The results will not be shared with your doctor, the NHS or the DVLA.

This home testing option reduces the amount of time you would spend at numerous appointments with the doctor and collecting and returning the equipment.

How is Sleep Apnoea treated?

Successful treatment for Sleep Apnoea means you will feel more rested and able to concentrate throughout the day — and will no longer have all the health risks.

Overweight people are encouraged to lose weight, too (this is far easier once you get sufficient sleep).

The gold standard treatment is continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy.

CPAP therapy is clinically proven to be an effective treatment for mild or severe Sleep Apnoea.

How can CPAP therapy help?

The CPAP machine blows air into your airways through a mask, creating Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, which prevents any obstruction by your tongue or loose tissue.

A specialist will set the pressure at an optimal level for each recipient. A CPAP mask must be worn every night, but it can take a few weeks to get used to.

There are various options to choose from – even travel-sized versions are available. Although CPAP therapy is available on the NHS, waiting times are relatively long. You can purchase CPAP therapy privately from our sister website http://www.cpap.co.uk.

Do I have Sleep Apnoea?

Given the profound effects this condition can have on your health, you don’t want to wait to get a reliable diagnosis and effective treatment. Click here now to order your in-home test today and get your life back on track: https://www.sleeptest.co.uk/product/in-home-sleep-test/

Contact us if you need any help or advice.


The Sleep Foundation

Staff Writer Danielle Myatt | Intus Healthcare

Author: Danielle Myatt

About author: Danielle joined the Intus Healthcare team in 2022 and since then has become passionate about providing informative blogs and content that help raise awareness of Sleep Apnoea and guide those who suspect they may have the condition. Danni is a degree educated content writer and works closely with our clinical team and customer services team to ensure her articles are well-researched and accurate.
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