In partnership with Centurion Healthcare, we offer Sleep Studies. This involves a home-based sleep studies for our patients. We will prepare your study in our clinic and you can go home and be assessed from the comfort of your own bed.
Statistics show that around 90% of Australians are expected to suffer from a sleep disorder at some point in their life, with 30% of this group suffering severely. Despite the prevalence of sleep disorders, it is estimated that no more than 20% of sufferers seek help. If sleep disorders go unnoticed, this can cause significant health problems including Heart failure, High Blood Pressure, Atrial Fibrillation, Diabetes and Strokes, among many other conditions.
Common Sleep Disorders Include:
Sleep apnoea – commonly associated with loud snoring and excessive tiredness during the day.
Insomnia – difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep at night. Can be caused by stress, depression, pain, or another sleep disorder.
Periodic limb movement disorder – repetitive limb movements during sleep, occurring every 20 to 40 seconds.
Narcolepsy – a neurological disorder caused by the brain’s inability to regulate sleep-wake cycles normally. The main features of narcolepsy are excessive daytime sleepiness and cataplexy (sudden loss of muscle tone).
Shift-work disorder – the disruption of the body’s 24-hour biological clock (our circadian rhythm) due to irregular work hours, causing excessive sleepiness. Unusual night-time behaviours – such as sleepwalking, night terrors, or REM behaviour disorders.
Please let our reception team know if you are interested as we are currently taking bookings once restrictions are lifted.