Having a Sleep Study in our Adelaide Sleep Lab

Sleep studies are complex tests that record every possible parameter in the night.
Having a sleep study means getting it right the first time. It should always include :
  • Brain Wave activity (EEG)

  • Eye Movements (EOG)

  • Chin muscle tone (EMG)

  • Breathing patterns (nasal flow, chest, abdomen,)

  • Heart rate (ECG)

  • Oxygen levels (SpO2)

  • Leg movements (EMG)

Our Level 1 in-hospital sleep study (a ‘Full sleep study’) can also monitor additional things when needed, that others can’t :
  • Video recording

  • Transcutaneous carbon dioxide (TcCO2)

  • Extended EEG for seizures

  • Real-time CPAP titration if required

  • Real-time Bilevel PAP and Bilevel ASV titration if needed

Home studies are not recommended for many groups (including those with high blood pressure, heart failure, significant arrhythmias, neurological disease, pulmonary disease, commercial drivers, or undergoing bariatric weight loss surgery (AASM 2007)). There are other reasons why an unattended study at home might not be right for you. We look at the breadth of all sleep disorders, not just Sleep Apnoea.
Your in-hospital sleep study will allow you to have :
  • Integrated video recording for Parasomnias

  • Transcutaneous carbon dioxide (TcCO2) monitoring if needed, for Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome

  • Extended EEG monitoring for seizures indicative of Nocturnal Epilepsy

A home sleep study won’t look for :
  • Parasomnias, Nocturnal Seizure Disorders, Central Disorders of Hypersomnolence such as Narcolepsy, Idiopathic Hypersomnia

  • Subtle findings related to NREM Parasomnias and REM Behaviour Disorder (RBD), or medication-effects

  • Circadian Rhythm Disturbances and their triggers

  • Certain other results needed in special situations (such as a Maintenance of Wakefulness Test, MWT)

Home study or in-hospital study?

Get it done right . . . the first time

With in-hospital studies, your sleep study will be done right, the first time. And depending on your level of private health cover and excess level, an in-hospital sleep study could be completely without expense to yourself. Consult your health fund.

  • Did you know?

That with most home study services, you’ll be lucky to see the same reporting sleep doctor? Or that they’re located miles away? Perhaps even in another State?

  • We test your sleep the best way possible

At Adelaide Sleep, the Specialist who sees you will be the one reporting your Level 1 Sleep study. They’ll also be the one starting you on treatment. In-hospital studies are recognised as the gold standard in sleep study testing. If you need alternative studies, or just wish to consult us, that’s ok too.

  • You won’t be able to ….

. . . have a CPAP-titration study at home. . . . diagnose many sleep disorders at home including Narcolepsy, night-seizures, and more. . . . record Parasomnia activity at home. Level 1 sleep studies are best suited for these complex Sleep Disorders and those with comorbidities.

  • We’ll take care of it all

You won’t be asked to put your own wires on. If a lead or wire falls off in the night, our overnight staff will know and fix the problem immediately. Our Sleep technical staff will be in continuous attendance the whole night.

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