Sleep disorders

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Are you having trouble with a sleep disorder?


 

Or wondering how to beat insomnia? Are you looking for an effective sleep apnea treatment or a solution for snoring? Do you find it hard to get through the day without getting overly sleepy?  


 

Epworth’s sleep unit evaluates the full spectrum of sleep disorders, including:


  • snoring
  • periodic limb movement disorder / restless legs syndrome
  • narcolepsy
  • hypersomnia (excessive daytime sleepiness)
  • insomnia
  • parasomnias
  • sleep apnoea (sleep disordered breathing).


We do this through the following studies and programs:


  • overnight sleep study (Polysomnography)
  • multiple sleep latency testing and maintenance of wakefulness testing (daytime testing for excessive sleepiness)
  • CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) therapy and education clinic.
 
 

What to expect during a sleep study at Epworth


Your sleep specialist might order an overnight sleep study at an Epworth sleep unit. 


An overnight sleep study (or polysomnography) is a non-invasive test that is performed when the presence of a sleep disorder is suspected. All sleep studies at Epworth are conducted in a private room and do not cause any pain or significant discomfort.


Depending on the location, you will be asked to arrive between 6.45pm and 7pm and, unless otherwise advised by your sleep scientist, you will be ready to leave between 7 or 8am the next day. 


Prior to going to sleep, sensors are placed on the head, face, chest, stomach, legs and fingers. These sensors are kept in place with medical tapes and pastes. Throughout the night, sleep scientists monitor:


  • brain wave activity
  • respiration
  • eye movement activity
  • heart rate
  • muscle tone
  • blood oxygen levels.

After the results are sent to your sleep specialist, they will use the findings to diagnose the sleep disorder and provide treatment recommendations.


How much does a sleep study cost?


Epworth is a private hospital and hospital accounts will be sent directly to your private health fund. Most funds cover sleep studies. You may be required to pay an excess or co-payment depending on your insurance policy. Please check with your individual fund for further details.


How to access Epworth sleep clinics


Ask your GP for a referral to an Epworth sleep specialist to access our sleep clinics and treatments at one of the locations below. 

Resources


Epworth sleep unit brochure​ (PDF) 

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Locations and contact details


Epworth Camberwell

  • Overnight sleep study / Polysomnography (PSG)
  • Multiple sleep latency testing (daytime testing for excessive day sleepiness) 
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy clinic
  • Sound-proof, private rooms with ensuite (Sound proof rooms allow for day testing).


Free parking is provided on-site for sleep unit patients. 


Epworth Camberwell sleep unit

888 Toorak Road, Camberwell VIC 3124

Phone: 03 9805 4208

Fax: 03 9982 6696


Epworth Eastern

  • Overnight sleep study / Polysomnography (PSG)
  • Private rooms with ensuite


 

Epworth Eastern sleep unit

1 Arnold Street, Box Hill VIC 3128


Epworth Freemasons

  • Overnight sleep study / Polysomnography (PSG)
  • Private rooms


Epworth Freemasons sleep unit 

113 Albert Street, East Melbourne 3002

Phone: 03 9483 3543

Fax: 03 9483 3325


Epworth Richmond

  • overnight sleep study / Polysomnography (PSG)
  • Private rooms with ensuite

 

Free parking is provided on-site for sleep unit patients. 


Epworth Richmond sleep unit

89 Bridge Road, Richmond VIC 3121

Phone: 03 9426 6666

Phone: 03 9516 2797

 

Epworth Geelong

  • Overnight sleep study / Polysomnography (PSG)
  • Multiple sleep latency testing  (daytime testing for excessive day sleepiness) 
  • Sound-proof, private rooms with ensuite (Sound proof rooms allow for day testing).


Discounted parking for overnight sleep studies. 

 

Epworth Geelong sleep unit 

1 Epworth Place, Waurn Ponds VIC 3216

Phone: 03 5271 7711

Fax: 03 5271 7700