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Getting a good night’s sleep every night is an essential requirement for good health and wellbeing.

Everyone at some point has difficulty getting enough quality sleep, but for some people, it can be a regular ongoing problem. When you don’t sleep well, you feel tired, which can interfere with your day-to-day functioning and it can negatively affect your health. You may find that you have trouble remembering or concentrating, become easily frustrated, or be more likely to make mistakes, bad decisions and have accidents.

Regularly having difficulty sleeping may be the result of a sleep disorder such as sleep apnea. Sleep disorders need to be medically diagnosed and can be associated with more serious health issues, such as weight gain, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and stroke.

Fortunately, most sleep disorders and their symptoms are completely treatable, but this starts with an assessment to identify if you have a condition by undertaking a sleep test.

This page has all of the information you need to know about how a sleep test can help you on your journey towards better health.

Online Sleep Assessment

If you are constantly tired and experience sleepiness during the day, this quick and easy tool is a great place to start to find out if you're at risk of a sleep disorder.

TAKE OUR FREE SLEEP ASSESSMENT

Home Sleep Test

Order your own Basic Home Sleep Test today from our secured online shop and we will ship it directly to you!

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What are the benefits of a sleep test?

Specific sleep disorders, such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), have been strongly linked to a variety of health problems and chronic diseases, however, learning how to manage sleep problems can greatly improve your quality of life.

A sleep test is a way to determine if you have a sleep disorder, and how to reduce its associated health risks through correct treatment.

 

Who should take the different types of sleep tests?

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Each test is different, and the option you choose should best suit your circumstances and lifestyle.

The online assessment is the ideal first step towards better sleep health, because it’s an easy way to get more initial information by answering a few simple questions on our website.

 

What is an Online Sleep Assessment?

We have a free online sleep assessment on our website, which we recommend as the first step to finding out what’s going on with your sleep each night.

If you are constantly tired and experience sleepiness during the day, this quick and easy tool is a great place to start to find out if you're at risk of a sleep disorder.

The Online Sleep Assessment takes only a few minutes and will ask you a series of simple questions designed to help you uncover the cause, then conveniently sends the results to you via an email.

TAKE OUR FREE SLEEP ASSESSMENT

 

If you take the Online Sleep Assessment, what are the next steps?

We send you your results and let you know if your assessment indicates you are at risk of a sleep disorder such as sleep apnea. We will provide advice on what to do next. If your assessment indicates you may have sleep apnea, we recommend you take an overnight sleep test to be medically diagnosed.

 

What is a Home Sleep Test?

If you undertake the online assessment, and your results show that you may be suffering from a sleep disorder, the next step is to undertake a home sleep test, which is a convenient and accurate way of finding out more definitively.

As the name implies, a Home Sleep Test is done at home using a small piece of equipment which monitors your sleep overnight. This option is more suited to people who wish to undertake the test within the comfort of their own home and in their own bed.

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There are two types of Home Sleep Tests:

  1. The Basic Home Sleep Test
    This is our standard test using the Apnealink Air device. We can send this out overnight to your home address, wherever you are located in New Zealand.

  2. The Advanced Home Sleep Test
    If you are wishing to claim on health insurance or are having the test at the request of a specialist doctor, then we recommend you choose the advanced test option.

This test uses an advanced ApneaLink PLUS or AIR monitors which produce a more in-depth recording, allowing the sleep physiologists to create a detailed report about your sleep and measure for both obstructive and central sleep apnoea.

To determine which option is right for you, or for more information, read Sleep tests at home: all you need to know.

 

What does a home sleep test involve?

Once you have ordered your sleep test and it has been delivered to you, the next step is to choose the night you want to take the test and follow the instructions provided.

Our sleep testing equipment arrives to you with sensors pre-attached and fresh batteries installed. We also include easy-to-follow, illustrated printed instructions to guide you through the setup process.

During your overnight test, the device will record your respiratory effort, airflow, pulse rate and oxygen saturation whilst you sleep.

For more information, see our videos here: Need help using our sleep monitors?

 

How do you read the results of the test?

After the device records your data overnight, the results are stored within the device which is then returned and read by our trained sleep physiologists. They will interpret the data to determine your quality of sleep and if you have a medical condition.

 

How accurate are Home Sleep Tests?

At EdenSleep, we are proud to have achieved a success rate with our home sleep tests of greater than 95%, which is well above the industry standard.

Our sleep tests use the Apnealink Air home sleep testing device range from ResMed, which is designed for expert reliability and performance.

 

How much does a Home Sleep Test cost?

A basic home sleep test costs $195, and is delivered to your door by courier.

 

How to order a Home Sleep Test

We deliver home sleep tests throughout New Zealand. You can order a home sleep test quickly and easily in our online shop.

Or if you would prefer to speak to someone first, contact one of our friendly consultants today to book your home sleep test and take the next step on the pathway to better sleep.

Find out more and book an appointment here.

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How our Online Sleep Assessment can help you

If you are experiencing problems getting enough quality sleep and you believe it may be sleep apnea, you may wish to consider undertaking a free online sleep assessment to better understand how to improve your restful state and your overall health.

The assessment asks you a series of simple questions designed to help you uncover the cause, then conveniently sends the results to you via an email.

Take Your Free Online Sleep Assessment

References

 

  1. Report to the Sleep Health Foundation 2016 Sleep Health Survey of Australian Adults. https://www.sleephealthfoundation.org.au/pdfs/surveys/SleepHealthFoundation-Survey.pdf
  2. Common sleep problems. Health Navigator NZ. https://www.healthnavigator.org.nz/health-a-z/s/sleep-problems/

  3. Obstructive sleep apnoea. Health Navigator NZ. https://www.healthnavigator.org.nz/health-a-z/o/obstructive-sleep-apnoea/

  4. Sleep problems. Ministry of Health, NZ. https://www.health.govt.nz/your-health/conditions-and-treatments/diseases-and-illnesses/sleep-problems

  5. Obstructive Sleep Apnea in New Zealand Adults: Prevalence and Risk Factors Among Māori and Non-Māori. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2706899/

  6. 13 Sleep Problems. University of Otago.https://www.otago.ac.nz/wellington/otago067752.pdf