Do I Need A Sleep Study Or Sleep Apnoea Test?

  Valid reasons and indications for a sleep study may include any of the following: Snoring which disturbs your bed partner (or neighbours!) Always tired Falling asleep whilst driving Disturbed sleep Going to the bathroom during the night Waking up tired Waking up with a headache Waking up with a dry or sore throat High […]

Homesleep: What Our Studies Measure

  Home Sleep’s level 2 sleep studies accurately measure your sleep and breathing using the same techniques and technology found in a hospital study to diagnose sleep-related breathing disorders such as obstructive sleep apnoea.  We measure:  brain waves,  eye movement and  jaw muscle activity  which allows one of our trained sleep scientists to assess when […]

Levels of Sleep Studies

There are four levels of sleep studies that are able to diagnose obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). Level Four Level four is the most basic type of sleep study. It is only really a screening tool for OSA using oximetry that directly measures heart rate and oxygen levels, using this data to infer respiratory obstructions and arousals out of […]

Smart Watches for Detecting OSA

Smart watches have emerged in recent years as useful tools for, among other things, tracking health data and sleep in particular. Most smart watches on the market claim to be able to track sleep stages and quality of sleep, while others also track blood oxygen saturation which is used to detect likely sleep apnoea. But […]

Interpreting Your Sleep Study Report

You’ve completed your sleep study with Home Sleep, had the consultation where the sleep scientist has shown you the data and explained the results but by the time you get home with the report, you’ve forgotten half of what was said. Now you’re looking at a bunch of numbers that you’re not sure what to […]

Different Types of CPAP Mask

There are only two main types of CPAP masks – full face masks and nasal masks. CPAP masks can be made of silicon or memory foam. The memory foam masks are much more comfortable, softer on the skin, seal much better regardless of how much you move around, and less likely to leave red marks on […]

Common CPAP Issues and Solutions

CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) is the best treatment for sleep-disordered breathing, including sleep apnoea and snoring. It involves sleeping with a mask over the nose (or nose and mouth) which has a constant pressure of air being pumped through to the upper airway, acting as a splint to hold the throat open and allow for normal […]

Prevalence of Sleep-Disordered Breathing

Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), which includes and is often referred to as sleep apnea, is very common among adult populations. The HypnoLaus study conducted in Switzerland in 2015 looked at polysomnography (sleep study) data from 2121 people over 40 years old, equally split between male and female and found the prevalence of moderate to severe SDB […]

What Does Sleep Apnoea Do To Your Brain? Here’s An Analysis Based On An Australian Study

Has it ever happened to you or a loved one that you fell asleep at the steering wheel? This is something Sydney nurse Fran Boyer experienced until she rammed her car into the railings when she fell asleep while driving back home. Fran Boyer’s case isn’t an isolated incident where the people have dozed off […]