At Sleep Testing Australia we diagnose obstructive sleep apnea, and provide consultation, education and support for patients at risk or diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea and other sleep related breathing disorders.
We work with independent sleep scientists based in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria to ensure your sleep health data is analysed by experts. We have a team of independent sleep & respiratory doctors working with us, that provide specialist review of each Medicare funded sleep study. Our doctors are based in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Perth – meaning our patients have access to specialist consultation with our doctors easily, should they need it.
Our team of sleep clinicians are available to guide you through each step of the process, from obtaining a referral to our sleep clinics, having a sleep test, understanding the results, and transitioning to sleep apnea therapy if it is required.
We provide several options of take home sleep studies allowing you to be in the comfort of your own home.
Obstructive sleep apnea, if left untreated can put you at higher risk of a stroke, heart attack or a serious workplace accident – not to mention making you feel worse during the day, both physically and mentally. Having a detailed study is the first step towards getting your liveliness back and living the quality life you deserve.
Home Based Sleep Study
A home based ‘Level 2’ sleep test (called Polysomnography) can definitively diagnose obstructive sleep apnea, and assess for other complex sleep disordered breathing conditions. These tests are Medicare funded for anyone who qualifies for the test.
Sleep Testing Australia also offers Bulk Billed testing to eligible groups.
Your doctor will need to refer you for a Level 2 sleep test and after you have the test in your own bed at home, a sleep scientist will analyse the results, and a sleep physician will write a report for your doctor.
If you have a referral already, you can book an appointment online.
Home Sleep Apnea Test
Sleep Testing Australia also provides testing specifically for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. These are called ‘limited channel’ tests due to the reduced signals they measure from you. As such, limited channel tests are not as thorough, nor as accurate as Level 2 sleep studies but can sometimes provide sleep clinicians the evidence they need to determine if you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea.
These tests are not overseen by a sleep doctor and therefore Medicare provides no funding for these tests.
For people wanting to know how bad their snoring is, or whether they have obstructive sleep apnea; and have no other chronic health conditions, these tests may be a good option.
In some cases, further testing (Like level 2 sleep studies) may be required if limited channel testing produces unclear results.