Why Get Tested for OSA?
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We have helped over 100,000 people regain control over their sleep with our reliable In-Home Sleep Test.
Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) is one of the most common sleep disorders, affecting millions of people in the UK. Although many people have the condition, around 80% are unaware.
What is OSA?
OSA occurs when there is an obstruction to the airway, causing frequent breathing interruptions during sleep. This causes the sufferer to wake up choking or gasping for air. Some symptoms of OSA include snoring, excessive sleepiness and morning headaches.
If these symptoms sound familiar, we recommend taking our Free Online Sleep Apnoea Risk Test to determine if you require a home sleep test.
Comorbidities associated with Sleep Apnoea
Leaving OSA unconfirmed and untreated can increase the risk of developing further health conditions, including:
- Heart disease
- Heart attacks
- Atrial fibrillation
- Type 2 diabetes
- Metabolic syndrome
- Depression & Anxiety
The benefits of getting tested for Sleep Apnoea
Not only does taking a sleep test lower the risk of developing other health conditions, it can also improve other aspects of your life. Here are some examples:
- Better Sleep: OSA disrupts your sleep by causing repeated pauses in breathing during the night. This means you’re not getting the restful sleep you need, which can lead to feeling tired and groggy during the day.
- Safety: OSA can make you excessively tired during the day, increasing the risk of accidents, especially while driving or operating machinery. Testing can help identify if you have Sleep Apnoea and require treatment to stay safe. You can read more about the risks of driving fatigue here.
- Quality of Life: Treating OSA can improve your quality of life by helping you feel more alert, energetic, and focused during the day.
- Cognitive Function: One of the signs of OSA is memory loss due to the reduced oxygen to the brain. Treating the condition improves your memory and helps reduce cognitive decline.
- Relationships: Snoring loudly and stopping breathing at night can disturb your partner’s sleep. Getting tested and treated can help you and your loved ones sleep better.
In short, getting tested for OSA is essential because it can help you sleep better, reduce health risks, stay safe, and enjoy a higher quality of life. If you suspect you have OSA, it’s worth talking to a healthcare provider through the NHS or with us privately to explore testing and treatment options.
Our home sleep studies
Our in-home sleep studies are a quick and affordable way to determine Obstructive Sleep Apnoea from the comfort of your home. The non-invasive test has accuracy comparable to Polysomnography and requires one night of sleep data.
One of our sleep clinicians analyses your data, and the results are with you within 7 to 10 working days. If OSA is confirmed, you will find your recommended treatment method(s) within your results.
Why choose us?
For over fifteen years, we have helped thousands of patients get back the sleep they need and lead healthier lives. We understand how simple tasks are made difficult due to lack of sleep and how detrimental it is to overall well-being. Our mission is to help as many people as possible with our reliable in-home sleep testing and effective treatment options.
We are here every step of the way, from OSA confirmation to treatment. We are at hand to guide you to comfortable and effective sleep therapy with our expert advice and support.
Please note that sleeptest.co.uk specialises in testing for and treating Obstructive Sleep Apnoea in adults only. We cannot advise on Sleep Apnoea in those under 18 or other sleep conditions, such as insomnia.
Need additional information or advice? Please contact us; one of our friendly, knowledgeable team will be happy to help.
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