If you suspect that you have Obstructive Sleep Apnoea, then an in-home Sleep Study provides a quick, convenient and affordable way to have it confirmed.
The Detailed In-Home Sleep Test use the revolutionary WatchPAT diagnostic. This device provides accuracy comparable to PSG (used in sleep laboratories for in-depth sleep analysis) but can be used easily and comfortably in-home.
Like the Simple Oximetry Sleep Test, it monitors your blood oxygen levels and your heart rate. However, in addition it also records your body position, body movements, snoring intensity, and crucially your Peripheral Arterial Tone - a key physiological signal that can indicate respiratory disturbances during sleep.
Despite being simple to use and comfortable to wear, the additonal information it records gives the sleep technician a far clearer picture of your sleep, allowing them to return a far more conclusive verdict. For this reason, the Detailed Sleep Test is the more popular of the two options.
IMPORTANT: This test is intended to assess the presence (or not) of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea only. It will not provide confirmation (positive or negative) of any other sleep conditions. If you are looking for a general sleep assessment or sleep study, or a test for any other sleep disorder, we would instead recommend discussing this with your GP or a private sleep clinic, such as the London Sleep Centre. However if you suspect that your sleep problems are caused by Obstructive Sleep Apnoea, then this service is intended for you.
Why choose an in-home OSA sleep test?
It is estimated that up to 13% of men and 6% of women in the UK have OSA. That is around 5.5 million people. Only a fraction of these have had a sleep study conducted.
An in-home sleep study solves many of the issues that prevent people pursuing a test through the NHS.
Speed - Get your equipment the next working day, and your results typically within one week of returning it.
Confidentiality - Your results are yours alone; Intus have no obligation to inform any third party.
Convenience - Sleep in your own bed, at a time to suit you. No need to book time off work for an appointment or overnight stay.
By conducting an in-home study, your OSA confirmation is fast-tracked in the most convenient and confidential manner available.
How does the service work?
After you order your in-home sleep test, the typical timeline is as follows;
Day 1 - We dispatch the equipment to you. This includes clear, concise instructions for the simple device, and a detailed medical questionnaire.
Day 2 - The equipment is delivered to you. You complete the questionnaire, and take the sleep test that night.
Day 3 - The quesionnaire and device are returned to Intus Healthcare with the pre-paid envelope.
Day 4 - The data and questionnaire are sent to an independent sleep technician for assessment. All of our sleep technicians are NHS-trained with a minimum of 5 years experience of assessing sleep studies.
Day 7-10 - The results are returned to Intus, and your results letter created. This letter will contain at least five pages of information to detail your result, what that means and the next steps from there. These are posted to you, along with a copy of the data from the recording.
The following day - Your results are delivered. Within 2 weeks of ordering the study, you have OSA confirmed (or not, if that does not appear to be the cause of your sleep problems).
The above time estimates are working days.
How reliable are the results?
The WatchPAT device used for our Detailed Sleep Test is the most clinically validated home sleep test available. It has been shown to have results that correlate at 90% with Polysomnography - the "Gold standard" OSA diagnostic that requires an overnight stay in a clinic. No other in-home study approved by the main regulatory body, the AASM, can provide accuracy .
The data is analysed alongside a medical questionnaire you will complete. This questionnaire has been reviewed by several of the UK's leading sleep consultants.
The analysis is conducted by an independent sleep technician; they are paid a set fee per study regardless of the outcome - i.e. they are not incentivised to provide a positive result.
All of our sleep technicians are NHS-trained, have at least five years experience in scoring sleep studies, and are Accredited by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT).
In summary, we are trusted to provide a professional, reliable and accurate service and have been doing so for nearly ten years.
What happens when I get my results?
Your detailed results letter will tailor the recommendations for your next steps based on your results. However, the typical steps (assuming OSA is confirmed) would consist of:
Treatment - If your test showed that OSA was present, then your will be able to purchase equipment to begin treatment, and start sleeping properly again. The options available will depend on the severity and your medical history, and will be clearly explained. Intus Healthcare has one of Europe's largest ranges of OSA treatment options and with other 10 years experience, we can accurately advise you about the most suitable treatment option and the equipment within that. You may also be able to use your results to help your GP refer you to a sleep clinic. The clinic may then issue equipment for treatment, but in the vast majority of cases they will require their own sleep test to be conducted.
Further investigation - Should you feel you want further investigation into your sleep, then you can discuss your results with your GP. They may then refer you to a sleep clinic, who will determine what investigation is required. Please note that a referral on the basis of your result from us is not guaranteed, but being able to demonstrate evidence of a sleep disorder should make your GP's decision to refer more straightforward.
Peace of mind - If you are concerned that your may have OSA, then a negative result will give you piece of mind. The WatchPAT device's false negative rate is close to 0%. Therefore should you continue to experience sleep problems, you have at least ruled one potential cause. Similarly, if you are a heavy snorer you can relax knowing there is nothing more seriously wrong.
Need any further information?
Should you need any further information, then please Contact Us and one of the team will be able to answer any questions you have.
Otherwise, you can place your order at the top of the page or by calling 0800 024 8050 for free. Within two weeks, you could have the result that allows you to begin treatment, and start sleeping properly again.
|Weight (including packaging) in grams||1000.0000|
|Return Within||3 days of receipt|
|Approx. Turnaround Time (Days)||7 days from return receipt|
|Results Interpreted By||Qualified Sleep Technician (5+ Years Experience)|
|Enables Therapy Purchase||If OSA is detected and there are no high-risk comorbidities involved (such as heart problems) this study result will enable you to purchase therapy equipment from Intus Healthcare. You are not obliged to make any treatment purchase from Intus and you can instead seek treatment via the NHS. If you pursue treatment via the NHS, you may be required to do another study prior to receiving treatment. Intus cannot predict the decisions of individual hospitals or Doctors.|
|Potential Treatment Options Following Result||No|
|Includes Written Report||Yes|
|Includes Statistics Report||Yes|
|Number of Data Channels||4|
|SpO2 (Blood Oxygen)||Yes|
|Pulse (Heart) Rate||Yes|
|Patient Event Markers||Yes|
|Plethysmography (Airway Resistance)||No|