How do we get your diagnosis?
The Philips home sleep test uses a simple device called Alice NightOne to provide overnight monitoring in the comfort of your own home. Your results are analysed by our team of sleep specialists, according to the NHS process. This service will ensure you get your diagnosis within just 10-14 working days* from confirmation of your order being received, in a way that is convenient for you.
How Philips can help you get diagnosed in five simple steps
We understand that not knowing if you have a serious health condition is worrying. Using the Philips Home Sleep Test ensures you get your official sleep apnea diagnosis more quickly, through an efficient and convenient service, and bringing you one step closer to treatment. Select each icon to learn more.
Sleep QuizRead more
- Answer just 9 questions to get an instant indication of whether you are at high or low risk of suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
- The Sleep Quiz is the same accredited format used by the NHS
Offer of Home Sleep TestRead more
- If the results show that you are at ‘high risk’ of OSA you will have the option to order our Home Sleep Test to gain medical diagnosis
- In areas where many clinics in the NHS can have long waiting lists and severe delays with their sleep services, this could help speed up your diagnosis
Sleep with test kit for one nightRead more
- Once ordered, you will receive a call from the sleep support team within 48 hours to arrange a delivery
- The test kit will be delivered to your door on a day of your choice with full instructions on how to use it
- Sleep with the test kit for just one night
- The test kit will be picked up from you on a day of your choice
Results AnalysedRead more
- Our team of sleep specialists will then analyse the results according to the NHS scoring criteria
Results DeliveredRead more
- 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.
* T&Cs apply
Watch the below video to see how easy the sleep test kit is to use
The Philips Alice NightOne is a simple testing device used by the NHS and sleep specialists across the UK. It will be delivered direct to your door, and you will be given instructions on how to set it up correctly.
What are my options?
Once you have completed your questionnaire and received your results, if your results indicate a high risk of sleep apnea, we would strongly recommend that you purchase a sleep study as it will quickly and efficiently diagnose if you have Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Once you’ve completed the sleep study the results will be analyzed according to international scoring criteria and an experienced consultant will diagnose you. Alternatively, you can print the results of your questionnaire and discuss this further with your local healthcare professional.
What are the advantages of purchasing a sleep study?
Once you proceed with purchasing the sleep study the diagnostics kit will be quickly delivered to your preferred location for you to undertake the study. There will be no waiting time once you decide to take the study, you will receive your results in 7 working days. In contrast, many clinics in the NHS can have a very long waiting list and severe delays within sleep services in the UK. Additionally, by purchasing the sleep study it avoids the need to go into a clinic.
What is the diagnosis equipment and where else is it used?
Our portable respiratory monitoring system, Alice Night One, is used by the NHS in many sleep labs and across the world.
How credible are the results?
The data is scored by an experienced sleep physiologist following international sleep scoring rules and the diagnosis is made by a consultant, Dr David Dawson.
Who is Dr Dawson and why is he credible?
Dr. David Dawson MB ChB FRCA is a consultant anesthetist based at Bradford NHS Trust and he 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 will the test tell me, just OSA or are there other factors?
The study will be monitoring your breathing throughout the night, along with your oxygen levels and we will be able to identify certain respiratory-related sleep disorders.
Is OSA a long-term condition?
OSA is a long-term condition, however it is easily treatable and does not need to take control of your life. A simple medical device can improve the quality and outcome of your life, giving you more energy, a better quality of sleep and eliminate snoring.
Do I have to tell my employer?
One of the consequences of untreated sleep apnea is that you can become increasingly sleepy during the daytime. If you have a job working with machinery or that is vigilance critical (including driving) then you might have to take time off whilst you start treatment. The DVLA guidance is that if you are excessively sleepy you should not drive until on effective treatment.
Can I still drive if diagnosed with OSA?
If you are diagnosed with OSA and excessively sleepy you will have to stop driving and inform the DVLA. Once you are on effective treatment you will be able to return to driving as long as the sleepiness has resolved.
What happens after the diagnosis?
If you receive your diagnosis and you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea you will have two options. Either do nothing, which isn’t advised as having undiagnosed sleep apnea can have some serious health implications. Alternatively, take your diagnosis to your local healthcare professional, who can arrange treatment in some cases, repeat diagnosis may be required. Treatment will involve the use of a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) device and a mask (many mask options are available depending on breathing preference).