My Appointment

Here you will find information regarding your sleep study at Peninsula Sleep Clinic.

Once your appointment has been scheduled you will receive a pack with detailed information regarding your sleep study. Select your type of sleep study for a brief overview of what to expect on the night of your study:

  • Location – please see contact us page.
  • Parking – secure underground parking is available, more details on contact us page.
  • Paperwork – please bring a list of current medications (and any you need to take overnight) along with any remaining completed pre-admission forms.
  • Admission – you will be greeted by our receptionist who will attend to some final pieces of paperwork with you; most importantly your breakfast selection. Make sure you have your Medicare card handy.
  • Bedroom – You will be orientated to an allocated bedroom to change into your pyjamas so you are ready for set-up.
  • Appointment times are staggered so each patient has dedicated staff time.
  • Set-up – The application of sleep testing equipment takes approximately one hour by a trained sleep technologist in your private bedroom.
  • Calibration – Once your equipment has been applied, there is a quick calibration (15 minutes) to ensure signal integrity for the entire night.
  • Relax – After the equipment set-up you may relax in your private room with ensuite, read a book, watch TV and enjoy a cup of tea (or something stronger).
  • Patients may bring up to three standard drinks with them if they wish; especially if this is their regular routine at home.
  • To ensure we record enough information lights out occurs at the latest 10.30pm.
  • Overnight – There are trained staff (including a registered nurse) on duty to monitor signals and patients overnight, as a backup there is a doctor on call.
  • Getting up to use the ensuite overnight is not a problem and most patients do.
  • In the morning – Routine wake up is 6am, unless specified earlier. The leads take a lot less time to come off (10 minutes), before you can shower and prepare for work or your day.
  • Breakfast is provided before our routine discharge time of 7am.
  • Report – After you are gone, the study is analysed by trained staff and then reported on by a Sleep Specialist. Results go to your referring doctor within 7-10 business days.
  • Location – please see contact us page.
  • Parking – secure underground parking is available, more details on contact us page.
  • Paperwork – Please complete all pre-admission forms prior to your study.
  • Arrival – You will be greeted by our receptionist who will attend to any final pieces of paperwork with you. Please bring your Medicare card with you. You will be introduced to your trained setup staff.
  • Set-up – The application of sleep testing equipment takes approximately one hour by a trained sleep technologist in a private room at the Clinic.
  • Appointment times are staggered so each patient has dedicated staff time.
  • Calibration – Once your equipment has been applied, there is a quick calibration (15 minutes) to ensure signal integrity for the entire night.
  • At home – You will need to apply three leads (thermocouple, nasal cannulae and oximeter) and will receive verbal and written instruction on how to do this.
  • Overnight – Go to bed as per normal routine. The study will start and stop recording automatically. There is limited risk of leads falling off overnight due to the way they are applied by trained staff.
  • With the equipment attached you will be able to get up to the bathroom and back into bed easily.
  • In the morning – Wake up as per normal and you will need to carefully remove the leads and place them in the bag provided. Do not clean the leads as this will be done by the Clinic. You will need to drop the equipment off the morning the study finishes so the data can be analysed and the equipment prepared for the next patient.
  • Report – Once equipment is returned and information downloaded, the study is analysed by trained staff and then reported on by a Sleep Specialist. Results go to your referring doctor within 7-10 business days.
  • Location – please see contact us page.
  • Parking – secure underground parking is available, more details on contact us page.
  • Paperwork – Please complete all pre-admission forms prior to your study.
  • Arrival – You will be greeted by our receptionist who will attend to any final pieces of paperwork with you. You will need to settle your account. You will be introduced to your trained setup staff.
  • Set-up – You will be educated in the application of ApneaLink testing equipment. This takes approximately half an hour by a trained sleep technologist in a private room at the Clinic.
  • At home – You will need to apply three leads (nasal cannulae, effort band & oximeter) and will receive verbal and written instruction on how to do this.
  • Overnight – Go to bed as per normal routine. You will start and stop the device recording as per instruction. There is a small risk of data loss and under these circumstances a second study will need to occur (free of charge).
  • With the equipment attached you will be able to get up to the bathroom and back into bed easily.
  • In the morning – Wake up as per normal and you will need to carefully remove the leads and place them in the bag provided. Do not clean the leads as this will be done by the Clinic. You will need to drop the equipment off the morning the study finishes so the data can be analysed and the equipment prepared for the next patient.
  • Report – Once equipment is returned and information downloaded, the study is analysed by trained staff and then reported on by a Sleep Specialist. Results go to your referring doctor within 7-10 business days.

Sleep Study Set Up Example

  • The head is measured and cleaned to place electrodes in specified locations
  • Additional electrodes are placed near each eye, on the forehead and under the chin
  • A Snore Sensor is placed on the neck
  • Bands are placed around the chest and abdomen to measure effort to breathe
  • Electrodes are placed on the body to measure cardiac rhythm and rate and diaphragmatic effort
  • A Thermocouple and a Nasal Canula are placed below the nostrils to measure airflow from the nose and mouth
  • Leg sensors are placed below each knee to measure periodic limb movements
  • An Oximeter is secured to one finger to measure oxygen concentration in the blood
  • We can measure transcutaneous carbon dioxide in the laboratory
  • We monitor body position and movement video digital video recording
  • Application variations may apply depending on test and referral
  • For home sleep studies we do not measure CO2, video or diaphragmatic effort

Facilities

Peninsula Sleep Clinic is a six bed accredited private hospital. Each room features:

  • Comfortable Electric Single Bed
  • Private Ensuite with Shower
  • Digital television
  • Wi-Fi Internet Access
  • Occasional Chair
  • Wardrobe with Lockable Drawer
  • Desk and Chair
  • Hairdryer (upon request)
  • Air-Conditioning

Disabled facilities:

  • Secure Underground Parking with Lift Access
  • Disabled Ensuite with Shower
  • Toilet Raiser
  • Bed Rails

Our facilities are suited to low care.

FAQs

Find below some of the most frequently asked questions regarding appointments. For more details or questions related to our other services, see our full list of FAQs.

Yes, even if you don’t wear pyjamas at home you will need to in the Clinic. Two piece (top and bottom) cotton pyjamas with underpants underneath (essential). This preserves patient modesty (as we have male and female staff) and hygienic practices. Shiny fabrics are slippery making lead application difficult. 

 

Yes, during the day there is limited parking under the building and in the street. There are no problems finding parking at night.

Yes route 166 between Manly and Frenchs Forest, and route 160X between Frenchs Forest and Chatswood (previously the 136 bus from Manly to Chatswood) stop at the Parkway Hotel (Frenchs Forest Rd opp Hurdis Ave) which is the next building along in Frenchs Forest Road.

 

Yes there is a lift to the second floor.

Usually, however this depends on how long you have been with your fund, which type of study you are undertaking, and whether you have adequate cover and an excess or co-payment. Individual ‘Statement of Fees’ and informed financial consent are provided to all patients prior to any study.

No the study is set up, monitored and analysed by a registered nurse/technician under the supervision of a Sleep Consultant. The analysed data is later reported by the supervising Sleep Consultant.

Usually within 7-10 days of test date.

Your doctor has recommended a Home Study for you at this time, or you may prefer to be tested at home.

Your doctor has recommended a simple screening test in the first instance to identify if you have any sleep disordered breathing 

More questions? See our full list of Frequently Asked Questions:

Frequently Asked Questions

Referral Information

Written referrals are required for all types of studies. GP referrals last 12 months and specialist referrals 3 months from first date of service.

Medicare regulations require a referral from a Sleep/Respiratory Physician (or in some cases a Neurologist) for some diagnostic, and all CPAP and specialised sleep disorder tests. See our downloadable pdf referral for the pre-screening criteria.

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Why do a sleep study with Peninsula Sleep Clinic?

Peninsula Sleep Clinic aims to be the best Sleep Clinic in NSW. With friendly knowledgeable staff, accredited procedures and a variety of testing available, we offer a full service approach.

Home trials of CPAP equipment are available to all patients who have undergone a sleep study through Peninsula Sleep Clinic.

Our CPAP Education Clinics have a unique structure where we can provide CPAP Therapist consultations to patients on a one-to-one basis,  giving patients the best opportunity for success.

If you are a patient of Peninsula Sleep Clinic and are experiencing any CPAP related issues, just call our friendly staff within office hours to help you resolve your problem.

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Download our referral and talk to your doctor today to see if a sleep study is appropriate for you.

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“Peninsula Sleep Clinic helped me to get established onto CPAP therapy to treat my sleep apnoea. My experience in the clinic during my trial was not as daunting as I thought beforehand.”

Ted – Northern Beaches

Patient

“Their service was exemplary and met or anticipated all my needs. Now that I am successfully using CPAP I feel relieved and grateful. My energy and health are already improving.”

James Keene – Oct 2020

Patient

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