In Home Sleep Studies In Brisbane
In home sleep studies are now available in and around Brisbane. Rather than having to travel to a hospital and spend a night in a strange room, wired up to a machine, a full polysomnogram (diagnostic sleep study) can now be performed in the comfort and privacy of your own home.
As well as being much less expensive (most of the cost is covered by Medicare and there are no hospital bed costs) this new approach is obviously much less daunting for the patient and much more likely to result in a typical night's sleep.
Once you've made your appointment, a highly experienced nurse will visit your home and fit you with the portable recorder. You may continue to wear it for the balance of the evening, or remove it until you are ready to go to bed, then put it back on again. In either case, while you sleep the recorder will monitor your brain activity (including the different levels of sleep), heart activity, breathing, snoring, any stoppages and their duration, your resulting blood oxygen levels, limb movement, your sleep position and much more. All while you sleep in the comfort and privacy of your own home.
The next morning the recorded data will be collected, downloaded and sent to an independent specialist sleep physician. Within 7 to 10 days you (and your doctor) will have a detailed report which shows exactly what is happening, or not happening, while you're asleep. On the basis of this diagnosis an appropriate treatment can be prescribed ... and we can then either provide that form of treatment or refer you to an independent expert in the field.
If you live in or near Brisbane and suspect you might have a sleep disorder, arrange a sleep study in the comfort and privacy of your own home today. Either call and speak with a friendly treatment coordinator on 1300 246 637, or fill in the contact form below.