If you or your partner snore, feel tired during the day, frequently visit the bathroom at night or are carrying extra weight, you might want to have a sleep study to see if you're affected by obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) or other prevailing sleeping disorders.
What Is A Sleep Study?
A sleep study allows doctors or medical practitioners to monitor your sleeping habits while you are sound asleep. This non-invasive, overnight exam involves either a sleep laboratory, at a hospital or sleep centre, or an at home based examination. During a sleep study, disruptions to a patient's sleep will be noted including eye movements, blood oxygen levels, breathing and heart rates, snoring and body movements.
What Sleep Disorders Can Sleep Studies Diagnose?
If your sleep is being obstructed, you should consider getting a sleep study done to diagnose any existing conditions that may be hindering your sleep and health. A sleep study is the first step for anyone who is struggling with their sleep. A sleep study can diagnose:
- Sleep Apnea (snoring)
- Restless Legs Syndrome
- Sleepwalking and Sleep Talking
If you're worried or curious about your own sleep patterns, you can do this quick OSA online sleep quiz to gain more information.
Do You Need A Referral For Sleep Study?
The first step is to have the sleep study authorised by a doctor; this can be done by downloading one of the referral forms below and taking it to your GP, or booking an online Telehealth consultation with a doctor from the comfort of your own home. Once you have your results, contact us and we will run through the treatment options with you.
Below is a list of companies that offer sleep studies and are signed off on by an independent sleep physician that has no affiliation with CPAP providers.