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Sleep Studies

What is a Sleep Study?

A sleep Study or polysomnogram (PSG) is a complex recording of many of the body’s physiological activities while sleeping. It records brain wave activity, eye movements, breathing patterns, oxygen levels, heart rate, leg movements, body position and video.  Additional recording may also be added depending upon the clinical problem. The study is generally preformed in a sleep lab, however some patients might be suited to having a home based sleep study using a portable monitor.

 

Why am I having a sleep study?

You have been referred for a sleep study as you may be experiencing

  • Not feeling refreshed following sleep
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Snoring
  • Breathing problems during your sleep
  • Or to implement one of the treatment options for your sleep disorder

 

What happens next?

Once the sleep study has been completed, the data will be analysed to determine the type of sleep and if there are any events such as breathing problems.

The sleep physician will then integrate the recorded data with the patient’s symptoms to make a diagnosis and treatment plan that is suited to the individual patient.

 

Treatment options

Depending on the diagnosis, a variety of treatment options are available. Our physicians will discuss with you what options are more suited to helping you.

 

If you are diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) your physician will discuss treatments that may include CPAP, Mandibular Advancement Splints, positional therapy, surgery, life style modifications or a combination of these.

 

Melbourne Respiratory and Sleep Services
226 Burgundy St,
Heidelberg, VIC 3084
OPENING HOURS
Monday - Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed
CONTACT US
Phone: (03) 9459 0555
Fax: (03) 9455 0786