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Coming Soon – Philips sleep apnea Treatment Service
For over 30 years, we’ve been studying sleep from every angle. We currently care for over 15,000 patients on behalf of the NHS. We understand how sleep affects health. With this experience and knowledge, we have developed a Treatment Service to provide high quality sleep apnea care. Sign up to our to newsletter to be the first to hear about this new service.
What should you do if you think you may have sleep apnea?
An evaluation by a doctor specialising in sleep disorders is recommended. They may advise you to have a sleep study done. A sleep study can provide the doctor with information about how you sleep and breathe. This information will help the doctor to determine your diagnosis and treatment options. Alternatively, we offer a Home Sleep Testing Service so you can understand your sleep apnea status.
What are the risks of untreated OSA?
Sleep apnea can have serious short- and long-term health risks if left untreated, including:
High blood pressure
Heart disease / heart attack
Type 2 diabetes
Driving- and work-related accidents
What happens during the test?
After completing the pre-sleep questionnaire, connect the device as shown in the user guide. The device will monitor your sleep and collect the data. When you wake up complete the post-sleep questionnaire. Both pre and post-sleep questionnaires will help with the analysis of your results and enable us to confirm your OSA status.
Why take the Philips Home Sleep Test?
As a global leader in sleep, with over 30 years of experience, Philips have developed a service to quickly and accurately assesses your Sleep Apnea status. You can be tested for sleep apnea in the comfort of your own home and find out your status in 10-14 days without the need to wait for the NHS referral times.
Can I trust the results?
Our portable diagnostic device, Alice Night One, is used by the NHS in many sleep labs and across the world. An NHS-experienced Clinical Sleep team will analyse your results and diagnosis will be provided by an NHS Sleep Consultant.
What information will I be asked for?
You will be asked by our team to provide your height, weight and BMI (if known), as well as your date of birth. This information helps to assist with the diagnosis.
How does the home sleep test work?
A small, portable device monitors your sleep, breathing, oxygen levels, heart activity and number of apnea events (an apnea event is when you stop breathing) experienced whilst you sleep. These are then utilised as an indication to the presence of OSA.
How does this test differ to NHS test for OSA?
Our portable diagnostic device, Alice Night One, is used by the NHS in many sleep labs and across the world.
When will I receive my test kit?
A member of the Sleep Support Team will ring to arrange a delivery date within 2 working days of receipt of the request.
How does the delivery/collection process work?
Within 2 working days of purchasing the home sleep test, you will receive a phone call from a member of our Sleep Support team in Chichester, West Sussex to arrange delivery of the test kit. We will work with you to organise an appropriate day for delivery and collection. Unfortunately, we are unable to specify the time at present for our deliveries and collections.
Does it need to be signed for?
Yes, the delivery does need to be signed for.
How big will the package be?
The test kit is the size of a small laptop.
What happens if I miss the delivery?
The courier will attempt redelivery. If this is also unsuccessful, the test kit will be returned back to us. If the test kit is sent back to us following an attempt to redeliver, we will contact you to rearrange another delivery.
How do I receive my results?
Within just 10-14* working days from confirmation of order being received, you’ll receive your personalised digital diagnosis report, informing you of your OSA status.
What will I get in the report?
The report will include a detailed summary of your home sleep test results, including:
Your total time spent in bed
The type of respiratory apnea events you experienced overnight
Your heart rate statistics
Your snoring statistics (the total percentage of your night spent snoring)
Your oxygen saturation levels
The time spent in a Cheyne Stokes breathing pattern
Who is the Sleep Consultant who will be confirming my results?
Our Sleep consultant is a Consultant anaesthetist based at Bradford NHS Trust and the Yorkshire Clinic who has been running clinics for sleep apnea patients since 1998. He has been working with our Sleep Support Team since 2004 and he will be the consultant that will be making the formal diagnosis.
What happens after I get my results?
If you receive your results and have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, we advise you to take your results to your local healthcare professional, who can arrange treatment. This will involve the use of a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) device and a mask (many mask options are available depending on breathing preferences). Please note, Philips cannot guarantee treatment and in some cases, repeat testing may be required.
How can I reach the dedicated Sleep Support Team?
Please call 0800 652 0303. The Sleep Support Team are available Mon – Fri, 08:30 -19:00. If you are calling out of hours, please leave a message and team will aim to get back to you the next working day
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