Sleep Test at home: all you need to know.
If you are having trouble sleeping, suffering from excessive daytime sleepiness, or snoring heavily, it may be time to get a sleep test. These sleep tests can help you identify any potential issues you may be experiencing and help you to seek the correct treatment to help you get a better night’s sleep.
How does a sleep test help?
Quality sleep is important for our health and well-being, so it’s something you want to take seriously. A Home Sleep Test is a simple and accurate way to check whether you are experiencing issues with your breathing during your sleep.
ResMed offers a Home Sleep Test (HST) that you can do from the convenience of your own home, which helps most people feel more comfortable and sleep in a more natural way.
A home sleep test is a very accessible way of diagnosing sleep problems, enabling you to seek quality treatment for sleep disorders as early and as quickly as possible.
How do You Organise a Sleep Test?
A Home Sleep Test can simply be ordered online, and can be couriered right to your door wherever you are in India. Our team of Sleep Therapists can provide you with the initial information you need, as well as organise the Home Sleep Test for you. To find out more about purchasing check out our Home Sleep Test.
What is the Purpose of these Sleep Test?
If you have sleep apnea, it can put an extreme strain on your body so the sooner you seek treatment for the disorder the better. As you sleep, the disorder makes you stop breathing for a few seconds, which causes you to choke. Not only does this sound unsettling to your bedtime partner, but the loss of air reduces your circulation of oxygen and can have major consequences, such as putting increasing pressure on your body’s metabolic systems.In some extreme cases of sleep apnea, people can unknowingly stop breathing more than a hundred times per night! It’s easy to see how that constant sleep disruption would cause someone to feel exhausted during the day. Sleep has more of a bearing on your overall health than you might realise. If left untreated, sleep apnea can even increase the risk of other health problems such as high blood pressure, depression, stroke and type 2 diabetes.
Sleep tests, provide an accurate way to better understand how you sleep at night, and can help diagnose sleep apnea. ResMed's ApneaLink Air, Home Sleep Test gives a very accurate picture of your breathing, oxygen levels, heart rate and body position throughout the sleep test night.
What Happens During a Home Sleep Test (HST)?
A Home Sleep test is similar to a sleep lab or hospital sleep test, but with the added comfort and convenience of being in your own home. All you need to do is read the instructions inside of the package on how to use the recording device. There are also helpful videos on our website to help you setup the monitor. On the night you’ve chosen to have your home sleep test, you’ll follow your normal evening routine, prepare for sleep, attach everything and begin the recording.
Tips to Prepare for the Night of the Sleep Test
The most effective sleep test results will come from allowing the HST to assess you under normal sleeping conditions. This means treating your ‘sleep test night’ just like any other average night, including your normal turn down and wake up times, your usual bed and room conditions, and so on. As a general rule, it’s a good idea to avoid caffeine and naps during the day of your study, as these may interfere with your ability to sleep, and distort the results obtained from the test. In addition, avoid excessive alcohol, eating a large meal before bed, so that the sleep test is assessing your normal sleep patterns. If you regularly take medications to help you sleep then you should do this on the sleep test night.
In addtion to this you will recieve intuitive setup videos on how to setup the sleep test, after booking in the Home Sleep Test.
What Happens After?
In the morning, you simply remove everything and return the recording device via the supplied courier bag at your local Postshop.. The data will be analysed by a sleep doctor and determine whether you have sleep apnea. When the results come back, you can discuss them with our professional sleep physiologists to explore options to better improve your sleep. Why not take the next step and contact us today to find out more about a Home Sleep Test? You can order yours today and start on your journey toward a better sleep!