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Everyone has the odd sleepless night, but if you often have trouble getting to sleep, staying asleep, snoring, or if you are very tired during the day, you may benefit from a sleep study at the purpose-built Murdoch Sleep Unit.
Insomnia and other sleep disorders such as sleep apnoea can have a negative effect on your mood, your ability to think, work or drive and your overall health.
A sleep disorder may also have an impact on your partner or those in your household.
While a general practitioner (GP) can sometimes manage insomnia or physiological barriers to sleep, in many cases further assistance to diagnose and treat sleep disorders is needed.
- Our sleep services
- Paediatric sleep service
- About sleep apnoea
- Sleep disorders information sheets
Our sleep services
During a sleep study, you or your child will either stay overnight at the Murdoch Sleep Unit or have a home study. During the night, specialised equipment monitors breathing, heart rate, snoring, oxygen levels and other key signs. The study is painless and your GP or specialist will be informed of the result.
This information helps make a diagnosis and our sleep experts will devise a treatment plan for you to get back to having a good night’s sleep.
The Murdoch Sleep Unit is purpose built and equipped with a suite of state of the art monitoring equipment. Dedicated sleep technicians are there for the duration of the night in a control room, monitoring the data being collected and ensuring the highest accuracy.
Our sleep services include:
- sleep physician review
- full polysomnographic sleep studies, reviewing all the bio-physiological changes that happen during sleep
- home-based sleep studies, primarily used to diagnose sleep apnoea
- continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) management program
- insomnia management program
- management of other sleep disorders such as restless legs syndrome.
Paediatric sleep service
Children’s sleep disorders may be affecting the family’s sleep quality and overall energy levels. We understand that this can be distressing for everyone in the household and we can assist and attend to the symptoms and causes quickly to get everyone back to a healthy night’s sleep.
Lack of good quality sleep in children or adolescents may impact growth, school performance, memory, mood and behaviour.
Snoring in young children can be caused by enlarged tonsils and adenoids which can block oxygen flow. A surgical procedure to remove these may resolve the issue. Click to view our Ear Nose and Throat specialists.
If your child is admitted to the Murdoch Sleep Unit, a parent or guardian is required to stay with their child in the patient room.
A referral from your GP is necessary to access our services. View our sleep and respiratory specialists and ask your GP for a referral to your chosen specialist.
About sleep apnoea
Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is associated with snoring, and characterised by pauses in breathing during sleep.
This common sleep disorder is associated with medical conditions including:
- heart conditions
- respiratory conditions
- sleep conditions such as insomnia.
Sleep disorders information sheets
The Murdoch Sleep Unit is operated in partnership with Sleep Studies Australia. For a wide range of information on sleep disorders and tips for good sleep visit www.sleepstudies.com.au/resources.
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