Home Sleep Studies

Professional Sleep Studies in the comfort of your own home.

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Home Sleep Study Overview

Our home sleep study is so successful because you are set up by a trained technician at the clinic before going home to sleep in your own bed. All you need to do is drop our equipment back the next day.

Sleep Study Information & Procedure

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

  • 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.

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

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 below 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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