Sleep Studies

General Information

The sleep centre at Flinders Private Hospital is a modern three-bed facility offering investigation and treatment of sleep disorders. Teamed with a group of experienced sleep specialists, practicing both at the Flinders Medical Centre and Flinders Private Hospital, we are a major service provider to the Southern and Adelaide hills regions in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders.

Our Service

The brand new sleep unit is fully equipped with state of the art technology. Our experienced team of technical, nursing and medical specialist staff can test and diagnose a range of sleep disorders, including sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome. We provide CPAP and Bi-level therapy assessments and re-assessments for determination of positive pressure requirements, as well as support and education to patients in their initial stages of therapy adjustment.
The medical director, Dr Dimitar Sajkov (MD, MMSc, DSc, PhD, FCCP, FRACP) and affiliated sleep specialists welcome your referrals for sleep studies or consultation. Your patients can expect minimal waiting period for their test and appointments. Sleep studies reporting turn around time is usually between 2 and 7 days.

Measures

Full polysomnographic recordings facilitate accurate assessment of measures such as:

  •  sleep stages
  •  overnight blood oxygen levels
  •  breathing disturbances
  •  abnormal limb movements
  •  degree of sleep disruption
  •  effectiveness of sleep disorder treatments in improving many of these measures

Our Patients

Patients attending the centre for diagnostic assessment may have one or more signs or symptoms:

  • overweight or obese
  • high blood pressure
  • witnessed apnea (cessation of breathing during sleep) or snoring
  • insomnia or restless sleep
  • abnormal sleep movements/behaviours (parasomnias)
  • unrefreshing sleep and/or excessive daytime tiredness
  • headaches and/or dry mouth on awakening
  • poor concentration and/or memory
  • mood or depression issues
  • reduced libido

Quality

As an in-hospital service, we pride ourselves in the pleasant surrounds and facilities at Flinders Private Hospital, maximising patient comfort for their overnight admission while the expertise and equipment ensure technically high grade, reliable, comprehensive and fast turn-around sleep tests.

How to book a sleep study

To book your sleep study or for general booking enquiries, please call our administration staff on          08 8275 3333 or fax your referral to 08 81770689. Technical and medical based enquiries will be directed to the senior technician.

 

Southern_Sleep_Referral_Form.pdf

Frequently Asked Questions