Woolcock sleep specialists organise sleep tests on patients to better understand what is happening when they sleep. These tests measure sleep patterns and monitor breathing, heart rate and other body functions usually through polysomnography, the gold standard sleep study for diagnosing sleep disorders.
These tests ensure that your sleep problem is quickly sorted out. A sleep specialist will use the results to diagnose your sleep issue, and get you onto treatment to boost your quality of life. Living with a sleep disorder increases your risk of developing cardiovascular complications including high blood pressure, heart attacks, stroke and diabetes, and can also affect your mood, productivity, and how clearly you think during the day.
A GP referral is required to book a sleep study or sleep specialist consultation.
The cost of the sleep study will be discussed with you upon booking. There are several options regarding payment available. Partial reimbursement may be available from Medicare and/or your private health fund if you have suitable cover.
Pack an overnight bag and have an early dinner before you come in for your sleep study. The sleep technicians require you to have clean hair and wear no nail polish, but no other special preparation is required unless instructed by your physician.
During the evening, a sleep technician will place sensors on your head and body to monitor you both before bed and during the night.
You’ll be woken about 6am so the sleep technician can remove the sensors. You’re free to shower and leave the Clinic by 7am.
Results are extensively analysed and a detailed report is provided to your sleep specialist and sent to your GP. Your sleep specialist will discuss the results with you at your next appointment.
For bookings with a Respiratory and Sleep physician please click here to book a consultation.
Please ensure you have a referral from your doctor. To download a referral form, click here.
If the doctor you wish to see is not listed online, please call us on 02 9805 3000 or complete the form below.
Please note that the Woolcock Clinic is a fee-charging clinic and fees are charged at the doctor’s discretion.