How do I get tested?
- The first step is to book an appointment with your GP, who will assess if you require a sleep study. Sleep studies can be performed in a sleep laboratory (in-lab studies) or in the comfort of your own home (ambulatory) using simple non-invasive equipment to monitor your brain, heart and other signal activity during sleep.
- For a laboratory-based sleep study, an overnight stay is required at one of our hospital base sites. A sleep technician will place sensing equipment to your body to monitor brain activity and organ function overnight. Once the test has been completed, one of our sleep clinicians will contact you within two weeks to discuss your results and treatment options.
Similarly, for a home-based sleep study, sensors will be hooked onto your body to monitor activity overnight. A staff member will show you how to place all sensing equipment to yourself during your appointment. Once the sleep study has been completed, the device is returned to the sleep clinic where one of our sleep physicians will report the results. These results will then be discussed with you during your follow up appointment, where treatment may also be provided if required.
At The Sleep Health Clinic, we provide both laboratory-based sleep studies and home-based sleep studies. Please contact one of our sleep clinics on 1300 800 357 for more information and to find out which sleep study is the best for you.