It’s a great alternative to having to spend the night in a sleep clinic or hospital. You simply bring the device back to the pharmacy the next day and we’ll send it off to a doctor who specialises in sleep apnoea, to read and interpret the data, and come back with a diagnosis.
The take-home test will cost you $90 (members), and that includes the analysis, results and further consultation with our staff – once the results are in, usually in up to two weeks, we’ll call you and get you to come in and see us again to discuss them.
If for some reason your test doesn’t work – the monitor fails, you don’t sleep, or the data is inconclusive, we’ll get you to do the test again, at no additional cost to you.
The test only needs four hours of data for analysing. This doesn’t need to be continuous, so even if you wake several times it should still work well.
No. The test is a simple one. You wear a small monitor (about the size of a mobile phone) strapped around your chest on a thick adjustable elastic strap. It’s also easy to use – with an on/off switch – anyone can operate it. You also have a small monitor (an oxometer) on your finger which measures your oxygen levels, and a small tube (a canula) under your nose.
A customer who suspects they may have sleep apnoea (they snore, don’t sleep well, are often tired, and may get up throughout the night) can come into our store at Hargreaves Street and talk to myself or one of our other staff. We’ll ask you some questions, and if we think it might work for you, we’ll book you in for the take-home diagnostic test.
We’ll get you sorted.