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Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) is a common medical condition affecting 5% of Australians. It doesn’t just deprive you of a good night’s sleep, it can have a real impact on your long-term health. Symptoms include daytime fatigue, tiredness, poor concentration and snoring. If you think you might be affected, head to your nearest Friendlies pharmacy and ask about a free1 home sleep study.
Free1 home sleep study
Investigate if you have Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) in the comfort and privacy of your own home.
Designed for people who have been recommended CPAP therapy.
Your results will be reviewed by a qualified sleep physician.
It will take approximately two weeks to get your results.
Friendlies have a range of CPAP machines available to purchase. Member benefits may be payable on the cost of the machine2
Friendlies also offer a wide range of CPAP machines and accessories available for purchase.
The Friendlies home sleep study will investigate if you have OSA. It is conducted in the comfort and privacy of your own home.
Make a booking
Book a private consultation with your local Friendlies pharmacist.
Come in for a chat
Come in for a 15-minute private consultation to discuss your risk of OSA
Get a referral
If appropriate your pharmacist will provide a referral form to take to your GP
Book in a home sleep study
Take your completed referral form to your local pharmacy and your pharmacist will book you in for a private consultation at a suitable time, where the home sleep testing equipment will be set up on you
Have your home sleep study
Go home and sleep in the comfort of your own bed! The equipment records data throughout the night about your sleep pattern, heart rate, breathing and more.
Some of the associated symptoms include daytime sleepiness, fatigue and tiredness, poor concentration, irritability and mood changes. If you answer ‘yes’ to two or more of the following questions you are at high risk of having OSA and should speak to your GP or local Friendlies pharmacy about participating in a sleep study.
STOP Questionnaire (Chung F et al, Anaesthesiology. May 2008; 108(5):812-21)
A free 15-minute consultation with a pharmacist to discuss your sleep health.
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