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ApneaLink Sleep Study Overview

Our ApneaLink study is so successful because you are educated by a trained technician at the clinic before going home to apply the equipment and sleep in your own bed. All you need to do is drop our equipment back the next day.

ApneaLink Information & Procedure

Once your appointment has been scheduled you will receive a pack with detailed information regarding your ApneaLink study. Here is a brief overview of what to expect on the night of your test.

  • Location – please see contact us page.
  • Parking – secure underground parking is available, more details on contact us page.
  • Paperwork – Please complete all forms prior to your ApneaLink.
  • Arrival – You will be greeted by our receptionist who will attend to any final pieces of paperwork with you. You will need to settle your account. You will be introduced to the setup staff.
  • Set-up – You will be educated in the application of ApneaLink testing equipment. This takes approximately half an hour by a trained sleep technologist in a private room at the Clinic.
  • At home – You will need to apply three leads (nasal cannula, effort band & oximeter) and will receive verbal and written instruction on how to do this.
  • Overnight – Go to bed as per normal routine. You will start and stop the device recording as per instruction. There is a small risk of data loss and under these circumstances a second study will need to occur (free of charge).
  • With the equipment attached you will be able to get up to the bathroom and back into bed easily.
  • In the morning – Wake up as per normal and you will need to carefully remove the leads and place them in the bag provided. Do not clean the leads as this will be done by the Clinic. You will need to drop the equipment off the morning the study finishes so the data can be analysed and the equipment prepared for the next patient.
  • Report – Once equipment is returned and information downloaded, the study is reviewed by trained staff and then reported on by a Sleep Specialist. Results go to your referring doctor within 7-10 business days.

ApneaLink Study Setup Example

  • The patient is educated by a trained sleep technologist on how to apply 3 leads
  • A band is placed around the chest of the patient and attached with velcro
  • An oximeter is applied to the finger and the patient is educated on how to tape in situ
  • A nasal cannula is placed into the nostrils and the patient is educated on how to tape in situ
  • The patient is shown how to turn on and test the signals
  • The patient is shown how to turn off the device and detach the sensors
  • The patient can ask questions and practice and then takes home written instruction for procedure
  • The patient drops the device back the next morning

Referral Information

Written referrals are required for all types of studies. GP referrals last 12 months and specialist referrals 3 months from first date of service.

Medicare regulations require a referral from a Sleep/Respiratory Physician (or in some cases a Neurologist) for some diagnostic, and all CPAP and specialised sleep disorder tests. See our downloadable pdf referral below for the pre-screening criteria.

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Why do a sleep study with Peninsula Sleep Clinic?

Peninsula Sleep Clinic aims to provide outstanding diagnostic, therapeutic and educational sleep services. With friendly knowledgeable staff, accredited procedures and a variety of testing available, we offer a full service approach.

Home trials of CPAP equipment are available to all patients who have undergone a sleep study through Peninsula Sleep Clinic.

Our CPAP Education Clinics have a unique structure where we can provide CPAP Therapist consultations to patients on a one-to-one basis,  giving patients the best opportunity for success.

If you are a patient of Peninsula Sleep Clinic and are experiencing any CPAP related issues, just call our friendly staff within office hours to help you resolve your problem.

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Download our referral and talk to your doctor today to see if a sleep study is appropriate for you.

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“Peninsula Sleep Clinic helped to establish me onto CPAP therapy to treat my sleep apnoea. During my home trial, I felt like I was handled with professionalism, genuine care, and got all the information I needed to set me up for success in CPAP home therapy.

Anonymous – Northern Beaches – September 2022

Patient

“Their service was exemplary and met or anticipated all my needs. Now that I am successfully using CPAP I feel relieved and grateful. My energy and health are already improving.”

James Keene – Oct 2020

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