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Sleep Clinic Northern Territory
Home Sleep Studies Now Available Across the Northern Territory
Until recently, ‘polysomnograms’ or diagnostic sleep studies could only be performed during an overnight stay in a in sleep lab or hospital. But thanks to the advancement of technology, this procedure can now be done in a more comfortable, convenient and less expensive way to the benefit of those sufferers living in the Northern Territory.
Sleep Clinic Services are the acknowledged experts in the provision of state-of-the-art, Medicare-rebated in-home sleep studies in any town across the Northern Territory. We use new portable diagnostic technology (worn while you sleep) which allows you to get professionally diagnosed, while sleeping in the comfort and convenience of your own bedroom.
We use advanced 10-channel diagnostic recorders, not mere screening devices which are not recognised by professionals nor covered by Medicare rebates. The diagnostic technology records a wide range of sleep factors, including:
- Heart activity
- Brain Activity
- Blood oxygen levels
- Breathing patterns
- Number of stoppages
- Sleeping positions
- Limb movements, and much more ...
This advanced approach provides a more accurate assessment of your potential sleep disordered breathing condition, regardless of where you live in the Northern Territory, ensuring you are accurately diagnosed while avoiding lengthy hospital waiting lists, travel time, and associated expenses such as preliminary consultations, travel and parking expenses, and any overnight charges.
As a patient of Sleep Clinic Services,you do not need to visit a hospital or sleep clinic to have the diagnostic sleep unit fitted. Instead, your sleep study unit will be delivered to you. Prior to this, you will need a referral from your GP to qualify for a Medicare rebate. (Download a Sleep Study Referral Form).
A personal Sleep Therapist who will support and guide you through your entire sleep study process will also be assigned to you.
Your Sleep Therapist is the one who is responsible for getting your diagnostic sleep study equipment to you and then ensuring the equipment is fitted correctly so your data is properly recorded.
The recorded data will be downloaded and sent to a team of sleep scientists and a specialist sleep physician for analysis. This analysis will identify the exact nature and severity of any sleep disordered breathing condition you might have - ensuring a proper prescription for an appropriate treatment can be made.
The full cost of your diagnostic sleep study is covered by Medicare, so 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 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 (after hours if necessary) who will explain your results and help you understand the Sleep Physician's recommendations while answering any questions you may have.
Apart from the obvious convenience of having the study done at home instead of in a sleep clinic, this clinical preparation fee is often also significantly cheaper than the costs associated with doing the study overnight in a sleep clinic or hospital ward.
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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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