Individuals

Firstly, please read: What everyone should know about OSA.

If you suspect you have OSA, you should take action and do a sleep study. It is the only way you can get closer to understanding HOW you are sleeping. You can either do a sleep study via the NHS or via Intus. Here’s the process for both:

Via the NHS:

GP Visit(s) ➞ Sleep Clinic Referral ➞ Sleep Study ➞ Result Analysis ➞ Treatment ➞Follow up

Pros:
May be free or next to no cost

Cons:
Not always well funded (equipment not always available to treat at the end of the process or you may not be offered ALL of the treatment options available).
Not always, but often lengthy delays from GP to Treatment. (NHS ‘Target’ 18 weeks)
Your result may be reported to the DVLA if you have a positive diagnosis.

Via Intus:

GP Visit(s) ➞ Sleep Clinic Referral ➞ Sleep Study ➞ Result Analysis ➞ Treatment ➞ Follow up

Pros:
All treatment options available.
One of Europe’s largest product ranges.
Fast 7-14 day turnaround from study to treatment.
Confidential service.

Cons:
Self pay

Now see: Which Sleep Study?