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Better Sleep

A good Night's Sleep is essential for a good Day's work and play.

Our Physicians are ready to thoroughly assess your sleep problems, including the following conditions...

Snoring and Sleep Apnoea

Breathing during the night is as important as breathing during the day. If you snore, then there's a high chance that you may also have Sleep Apnoea. Snoring and Sleep Apnoea (pauses in your breathing) can have dramatic effects on your daytime health.

Sleep Apnoea is the recurrent closure or near-closure of your airway during the night. The repetitive nature of these closures can result in marked oxygenation changes, leading to stressors that can worsen your risk of a hart attack, a stroke, high blood pressure, even car accidents.

These very events are also associated with recurrent arousals from your sleep – leading to sleepiness during the day and under-performing when you should be at your best.

We all know the importance of a good night's sleep – visit one of our specialists now to see whether or not you have Sleep Apnoea.

Narcolepsy

Have you ever felt sleepier than usual during the day?

Narcolepsy and other Idiopathic Hypersomnias are rare conditions that can lead to feeling sleepier than usual during the day. Usually the dramatic sleepiness during the day is above and beyond what you would expect for most people.

Although this condition is rare, the specialised sleep tests we have can confidently detect Narcolepsy and Idiopathic Hypersomnolence. This condition is undetectable with a home sleep study and requires a fully operational and specialised Sleep Laboratory – something we have at our facility.

If you are concerned about having Narcolepsy, call us for a consultation and we'll let you know how we can proceed.

Restless Legs Syndrome

Do you have restlessness in your legs? An urgency to move, or an ache / burning in your feet? Does this restlessness disappear after you walk? Then you might have The Restless Legs Syndrome!

The Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) is a common sensorineural problem that can affect many of us, and is an established Sleep Disorder that only a Sleep Specialist can treat. It is a recognised cause for poor sleep and night time sleep disturbance.

RLS is modulated by several chemical markers in your body, and can be influenced strongly by some other medications you may be taking. RLS can prevent some of us from having a good night's sleep, and if it occurs during the night it can further disrupt your sleep quality.

RLS is EASILY treatable with medications that only Medical Specialists can prescribe. If this is a problem that you have, see us now and we can fix it for you

Parasomnias

Things that go bump in the night are not unexplainable phenomena. Parasomnias encompasses many unusual behaviours that can occur in the night. They include Sleep Walking, Night Terrors, Nightmares, Sleep Talking, Sleep Eating, and REM Behaviour Disorder (RBD).

Sleep Walking occurs commonly in children, but it can occur in up to 4% of adults. Sleep Walkers usually describe no recollection of their behaviours during the night, and in other parasomnias they have vivid recollection of their dreams.

When these behaviours occur without control, they can have drastic effects on a person's sleep quality and physical well-being. Injuries can occur to themselves and their partners.

The good news is that all these behaviours are also READILY TREATABLE, once you rectify the underlying sleep disorder. If this is your problem, see our Sleep Specialists now.

Circadian Rhythm Disorders

Does your sleep seem to start too late? Or maybe it comes on too soon in the evenings. Or perhaps there's no pattern to it at all! If this is the case, you might have a Circadian Rhythm Disorder.

Circadian Disorders often occur in the young, or the more mature age groups. It often occurs after head injury or strokes, and can occur for no reason in some people. A slightly delayed sleep rhythm might mean the difference between being able to keep a fulfilling and productive job, or falling asleep during those big meetings. It might mean a Circadian Disorder.

Everybody's sleep clock beats to a different time… and yours might be slightly out of tune. Realigning your sleep rhythm is easy with the use of bright light, exercise, medications, and behavioural therapy – all of which we can provide at our Adelaide based Sleep Clinic. All it takes is a nudge in the right direction to realign your sleep rhythm, so contact us now.

Sleep Studies / Polysomnography (PSG)

Sleep Studies are complex analyses of your sleep, also known as Polysomnography (PSG). The gold standard way of measuring Sleep and Sleep Studies continues to be one performed in a Hospital Setting, as per the recommendations of the ASA (Australasian Sleep Association) and the AASM (American College of Sleep Medicine).

In our Adelaide Sleep Laboratory we record all facets of your sleep with our state-of-the-art medical equipment. We measure your brain wave activity by the second (EEG), eye movements (EOG), chin muscle movements (EMG), heart rhythm (ECG), oxygenation levels (SaO2), air flow in two ways, chest and abdominal movements, leg movements (EMG), body position, noise recordings, and telemetry.

No home-sleep-study can offer this degree of thoroughness, and no service out there compares to the gold standard that is set by our peak Sleep Association bodies.

Throughout the whole night you'll be cared for by our professionally-trained Sleep Scientists. We won't expect you to put on your own electrodes, and we won't send you home with wires strapped to your head. Let us take care of that for you in our hospital Sleep Lab, because all you should worry about is your sleep.

In addition, the Sleep Specialist who sees you will also be the one who reports your sleep study – guaranteed. We will never ever outsource our studies to parties outside of Adelaide. Your sleep recording is safe with us.

The right diagnosis needs the right test and the right Specialist, and we have both here at our centre. Don't take shortcuts – have an in-hospital Sleep Study with us tonight. Call us on the above number.

CPAP therapy

If you happen to have Sleep Apnoea, one of the therapies that may suit you is Continuous Positive Airways Pressure (CPAP). Starting CPAP depends on several factors including how severe your Sleep Apnoea is, your facial morphology, ability to breath through your nose and/or mouth, and other co-morbid sleep disorders.

CPAP is an excellent treatment option for Sleep Apnoea, but it can also be quite detrimental if given to the wrong person or for the wrong condition. We recommend CPAP be prescribed by a Registered Sleep Physician after a thorough assessment of your Sleep parameters.

And when CPAP is not indicated or not tolerated, there are other treatments available for you. For a thorough discussion, call us now and book yourself in.

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