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Sleep Clinic Gold Coast
Home Sleep Study Available Across The Gold Coast
Believe it or not, the waiting list for sleep clinic studies at the Gold Coast Hospital is 7 months?! That’s because with a population of 572,223, statistically there are 62,945 Gold Coast residents who require treatment for snoring. It’s hard enough to get through each day on little sleep without having to worry about waiting for a hospital bed. Until recently, a specialist diagnostic sleep study could only be done in a sleep clinic or hospital. A sleep technician would set up sleep recording tools and monitor you during the evening...Creepy!
If you’re like most people you’d probably find it really hard to have a normal night’s sleep when you’re in an unfamiliar environment. Not to mention knowing that people are monitoring you. If you’ve ever stayed a night in hospital then you’re already familiar with the clinical environment – the sounds, smells, noises and unfamiliar bedding. Not only that, but because you won’t be getting the same sleep you might get at home, your diagnostic outcomes will be compromised, leaving you potentially out-of-pocket and untreated. What a waste of time and money!
The really good news, though, is that you don’t have to endure Gold Coast’s 7-month waiting list anymore. Even more importantly you can undergo a sleep apnoea study in the comfort of your own home. Sleep Clinic Services offers portable level 2 sleep study technology. That means that you can have a professional unattended in-home sleep study whenever you like, and no matter where you live in Australia. Plus, it’s Medicare rebated.
“I haven't slept well for years and was excited yet a little hesitant about doing the sleep study. I had visions of trying to sleep in a cold, sterile and unfamiliar environment, far removed from my current sleep environment. Nothing could be so different. The testing was completed in the comfort of my own bed, in my own home.” Louise Child
Our accessible technology is so much more accurate, simply because you’re at home sleeping in your normal environment. Not to mention avoiding waiting listings, travel time, and other costs like fuel, road tolls, and car parking. What a nightmare. Unlike apnoea ‘screening devices’ provided by other sleep services (which are not recognised by Sleep Physicians nor paid for by Medicare), Sleep Clinic Services’ in-home sleep study is a full level 2 diagnostic study.
That means that our diagnostic technology records a wide range of sleep factors, including:
- Heart activity,
- Brain Activity,
- Blood oxygen levels,
- Breathing patterns,
- Number and duration stoppages,
- Sleeping positions,
- Limb movements, and much more.
As a patient of Sleep Clinic Services, you don’t need to visit any Gold Coast hospital or sleep clinic. All you need to do is get a referral from your Doctor to get approved for your Medicare refund. (Download a Sleep Study Referral Form Here to give to your Doctor). We then send the sleep study system straight to your home with easy to follow step-by-step instructions and a setup video. Not only that, but we also assign a personal Sleep Therapist to help guide and support you throughout your sleep study journey. What more could you ask for?
“Once I met my Sleep Therapist, who is absolutely fantastic and encouraging, I knew that this was going to be a great thing for my health and my life overall. My advice to anyone with obstructive sleep apnoea is not to suffer anymore or risk the health consequences of sleep apnoea.” - Elizabeth Hall
Your Sleep Therapist is in charge of getting your diagnostic sleep study equipment to you, and ensuring the equipment is fitted properly so your data is correctly recorded. Then when you wake up in the morning, the recorded information will be downloaded by a team of qualified sleep scientists before forwarding onto an independent Sleep and Respiratory Physician for assessment and treatment recommendations. The Physician will be able to tell the precise nature and seriousness of your sleep problem. That means you’ll be receiving the best treatment recommendation for your individual situation.
“After deciding to proceed, it was only a matter of days before we received the Home Sleep Study unit, with personal instructions on how to use it. After sending the Home Sleep Study equipment back I was contacted within a week with the results. The convenience of conducting the tests at home and receiving a more accurate computer read out on my actual sleep pattern was great.” - Jim Goldring
And because the full cost of your diagnostic sleep study is covered by Medicare, your only out-of-pocket expense is for the clinical preparation fee, which covers:
- Refurbishment of diagnostic equipment,
- Replacement of ‘consumables’ such as tubes, nasal cannulas, etc,
- Technical configuration of equipment for your personal sleep study,
- Delivery costs to and from your residence (other in-home providers require you to travel to them for fitting,)
- Sleep data download and analysis by a professional
- Sleep Physician (other's require you visit and pay Sleep Physician costs,) and
- A one-on-one telephone consultation with your Sleep Therapist at a time convenient to you (we even do after hours) who will explain your results and help you understand the Sleep Physician's recommendations, while answering any questions you may have.
Now you know the secret to an accurate sleep study result and the best treatment to stop snoring. Simply have a sleep study in the comfort of your own home at a time that suits you. The evidence is clear.
Don't put it off any longer. The negative consequences of Sleep Disordered Breathing are serious, and the effects of treatment are extraordinarily positive.
Call us today on 1300 246 637 for a free no-obligation chat with one of our friendly Sleep Therapists. We're here to help.
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