In order to diagnose sleep apnea, a patient must undergo a polysomnography (Sleep Study). This is typically done in a sleep laboratory, requiring the patient to spend the night in-lab, while we record physiological data. This is the gold standard mode of investigation as it provides the most accurate and reliable results.
However, in certain circumstances a Sleep Study can be performed at home. This can be especially advantageous to the housebound, elderly, or those with chronic illness, who require specialised care from a family member. Late in the afternoon, our sleep technologist administers the home sleep test at suite 2 level 5 41-45 Rickard Rd and then the patient is able to go home with the equipment.
In order to qualify for a home Sleep Study, you will need to complete two questionnaires.
Contact your GP or sleep specialist to see if this diagnostic test is appropriate for you.