If you have difficulty getting to sleep or staying asleep, if you snore, or if you’re very tired during the day, you may benefit from a sleep physician review and a sleep study.
An overnight sleep study or Polysomnogram involves the monitoring of a patient’s sleep, breathing and movement patterns throughout the night. It is a non-invasive procedure that causes no pain or discomfort. Prior to going to sleep, various sensors and electrodes are placed on various parts of your body that are kept in place with tapes and paste and video monitoring also takes place . Trained Sleep technologists prepare and monitor you during the sleep study.
Experienced physicians can assist with any sleep problems including:
- Sleep related breathing disorders
- Central sleep apnoea syndromes
- Sleep related hypoventilation
- Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)
- Insomnia and tiredness
- Restless sleep
- Sleep walking
- Night terrors
- Body rocking
Mater has experienced sleep physicians who are able to review all patients and report the sleep study. You will need a referral from your general practitioner or specialist.
When you arrive
On the day of your sleep study please check in to the Mater admissions desk at 8pm.
A Mater staff member will then escort you to the Sleep Unit. All patients undergoing a sleep study are accommodated in a private room.
What to bring
- Change of clothes for the following day.
- Toothbrush and toothpaste.
- Medications in original packages.
- CPAP machine and mask if having a a reveiew of OSA
- Own pillow for your comfort (hospital pillows are available)
Phone: (07) 4727 4104