Woolcock sleep specialists carry out sleep tests on patients to better understand what is happening when they sleep. These tests measure sleep patterns and monitor breathing, heart rate and other body functions usually through polysomnography, the gold standard sleep study for diagnosing sleep disorders.
WHY GET TESTED?
These tests ensure that your sleep problem is quickly sorted out. A sleep specialist will use the results to diagnose your sleep issue if necessary, and get you onto treatment to boost your quality of life. Living with a sleep disorder increases your risk of developing cardiovascular complications including high blood pressure, heart attacks, stroke and diabetes, and can also affect your mood, productivity, and how clearly you think during the day.
Step 1: Book in
A GP referral is required to book a sleep study or sleep specialist consultation.
Step 2: Get prepared
The cost of the sleep study will be discussed with you upon booking. There are several options regarding payment available. Partial reimbursement may be available from Medicare and/or your private health fund if you have suitable cover.
Pack an overnight bag and have an early dinner before you come in for your sleep study. Specialists also require you to have clean hair and wear no nail polish, but no other special preparation is required unless instructed by your physician.
Step 3: Your sleep study night
During the evening, a sleep technician will place sensors on your head and body to monitor you both before bed and during the night.
You’ll be woken about 6am so the sleep technician can remove the sensors. You’re free to shower and leave the Clinic between 7am and 7.30am.
Step 4: Getting results
Results are extensively analysed and a detailed report is provided to your sleep specialist. Your sleep specialist will discuss the results with you at your next appointment.
Find out more by watching the Woolcock Sleep Study video above.
To book an appointment at the Woolcock Sleep Clinic please contact reception on:
T: (02) 9114 0000
F: (02) 9114 0010