HOME-BASED SLEEP STUDY
Our Ballajura practice can provide a Home-Based sleep study service for those who suffer from a poor night’s sleep and whose GP feels they may benefit from a Home-Based Sleep Study.
Sleep studies, such as the one offered by Illawarra Medical Centre, help to assist in diagnosing a range of sleep disorders, including Obstructive Sleep Apnoea.
Obstructive Sleep Apnoea is the most common sleep disorder and is caused by partial or complete obstruction of the throat. It is characterised by repetitive episodes of shallow or paused breathing during sleep, despite the effort to breathe, and is usually associated with a reduction in blood oxygen saturation.
Our Home-Based Sleep Study can be done while sleeping at home in your own bed and is a convenient and cost-effective way to test for any underlying sleep disorders that may be impacting on you getting a good night’s sleep.
We use Nox sleep study equipment that can be easily fitted at the practice in the evening and returned to us the next morning for evaluation.
The service is supported by Genesis Sleep and Respiratory Care. Should any sleep disorders be detected during the Home-Based Sleep Study, your GP may refer you to one of Genesis’s sleep study specialists for specialist care.
Contact us on (08) 9208 6400 to make an appointment to discuss your sleep concerns with your doctor, who can then determine if a Home-Based Sleep Study is suitable for you.