An overnight sleep study is the most accurate way to diagnose sleep apnoea. This can be done at home or in hospital. Hospital sleep studies are elaborate and extremely accurate, but are inconvenient and usually unnecessary for most cases of sleep apnoea.
Your study will be reviewed for quality and manually scored by a physiologist. It will then be validated and reported by a sleep consultant before recommendations are made based on the sleep questionnaire that you will have completed before the study.request a sleep study
On rare occasions, it may be necessary to put you through a more comprehensive study depending on the results and your sleep questionnaire. This is suggested in less than 10% of patients having a sleep study. The sleep consultant will submit a detailed report setting out the reasons for a second test.