Information on SleepCheck and how it assesses your risk of sleep apnoea.
Who can take the SleepCheck test?
Anyone aged 18 years and over can take the SleepCheck test. If you, or someone you know experiences common symptoms of sleep apnoea such as loud snoring, difficulty breathing or staying asleep (insomnia), they should take the SleepCheck test. Other symptoms could include waking up with a dry mouth, headache, tiredness or excessive daytime sleepiness (hypersomnia).
How does SleepCheck assess your risk of sleep apnoea?
SleepCheck uses machine-learning algorithms to analyse your overnight breathing and snoring sounds to identify your risk of obstructive sleep apnoea. The app's built in algorithms determine your apnoea hypopnoea index (AHI) number. AHI is the number of apnoeas (complete blockages of the airways) or hypopnoeas (partial blockages of the airways) recorded per hour of sleep. It is generally expressed as the number of events per hour. SleepCheck uses this to provide an accurate assessment of your risk of sleep apnoea (low, medium, high or very high).
How accurate are the SleepCheck results?
In a 308 patient clinical study, SleepCheck’s algorithms were shown to accurately identify obstructive sleep apnoea when compared to a simultaneous at-home comprehensive sleep study. The algorithms determine the apnoea hypopnoea index (AHI) during sleep. AHI is a measure of the number of pauses in breathing that a person experiences per hour of sleep. An AHI of 5/h is considered to be mild sleep apnoea, while an AHI greater than 30/h is considered severe.
Is SleepCheck TGA approved and CE marked?
Yes. SleepCheck is TGA approved and CE marked as a Class 1 medical device. The intended use is as a screening device used to analyse an adult's breathing and snore sounds during sleep to assess their risk of obstructive sleep apnoea.
How long does it take to give me a result?
During your sleep, the test constantly analyses your breathing and snore sounds. Once you finish recording, the analysis process starts immediately. It can take between 20 – 60 seconds to provide a result, depending on your smartphone.
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