Brisbane 'In Home' Sleep Studies Help More Apnoea Sufferers

Wed, Mar 02, 2011

'In Home' diagnostic sleep studies (polysomnograms) are now available around Brisbane.  These in home sleep studies represent a welcome change to the requirement for an overnight stay in a hospital-based sleep study unit. 

The in home sleep studies are done with state-of-the-art 10 channel portable diagnostic recorders (not mere screening devices).  These recorders monitor blood oxygen levels, breathing patterns, snoring and breathing stoppages, cardiac activity, brain activity, sleep position, limb movement and much more.  For qualifying patients, most of the cost of the diagnostic study is covered by Medicare.

For a small additional fee, the study can be delivered to your home or place of work by a sleep therapy nurse who will explain how to use the equipment.

The in home sleep study recorder is worn overnight in the comfort and privacy of your own home, ensuring a more typical night's sleep.  The recorded data is downloaded the next morning and sent to independent specialist sleep physicians who will analyse the data and report on the findings.  Where appropriate, they will also prescribe an appropriate form of treatment -- typically oral appliance therapy for less serious conditions or continuous positive airway pressurisation (CPAP) for more serious conditions. 

In either case, we can then provide the appropriate treatment, or an introduction to an expert specialist who can help. 

Getting a diagnostic sleep study has never been easier, so if you snore or know someone who does, contact us on 1300 246 637 or via the 'Contact Us' form found in the menu on the right.