Sleep Studies

Diagnostic and therapeutic studies; positional device, dental device,
oxygen, CPAP titration and review studies.

Types of Studies
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We perform the following Sleep Studies

  • Diagnostic Polysomnography (PSG) (Sleep Study)
  • Mandibular Advancement Device (MAD) Studies (Dental Device)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Titration and Review
  • Non-Invasive Ventilation (NIV) Titration or Review
  • Supplemental Oxygen Titration or Review
  • Split Studies – normally a diagnostic part and treatment review part
  • Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT) to investigate idiopathic hypersomnolence and narcolepsy
  • Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT) for commercial drivers
  • Positional Device Studies
  • Home Sleep Study
  • ApneaLink Study

All studies are accredited for compliance with NATA/Australasian Sleep Association Standard for Sleep Disorders

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 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.

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
  • 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 and snoring
    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 via video digital video recording
  • Application variations may apply depending on test and referral
  • We can add extra leads for investigation of REM behaviour disorder

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 provide outstanding diagnostic, therapeutic and educational sleep services. 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 to establish me onto CPAP therapy to treat my sleep apnoea. During my home trial, I felt like I was handled with professionalism, genuine care, and got all the information I needed to set me up for success in CPAP home therapy.

Anonymous – Northern Beaches – September 2022


“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


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