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Sleep Studies

What is a sleep study?

A sleep study is an overnight test designed to gather information about your sleep as part of a complete assessment. Sleep studies performed in a hospital laboratory are the gold standard test and the most accurate type of study. Home-based studies may be appropriate in certain circumstances. 

During a sleep study special monitoring equipment is worn and the following are recorded:

  • Breathing
  • Oxygen levels
  • EEG (brain wave activity) to determine sleep staging
  • ECG (heart tracing) to monitor heart rate and detect arrhythmias
  • Eye movements
  • Chin muscle tone
  • Leg movements
  • Body position
  • Infrared video recording

The vast majority of people get off to sleep with little difficulty during their study. 
Following the completion of the sleep study the data is analysed in detail by sleep scientists and examined by the sleep physician. The results are used by the sleep physician, together with your symptoms and examination findings, to arrive at a diagnosis and create a treatment plan.

Our practice performs sleep testing at the following private hospital sleep laboratories:

  • Epworth Richmond, Camberwell and Geelong
  • Western Private Hospital, Footscray
  • St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Werribee
  • Cabrini Brighton

We offer home-based sleep studies at the following locations:

  • Williamstown – 87 Ferguson Street
  • Werribee – 233 Heaths Road
  • Geelong – 104 Gheringhap Street
  • Shepparton – 96 Maude Street

For a home-based sleep study a time is scheduled to attend one of the locations above during which portable equipment is fitted by one of our staff members. Usually this is performed in the late afternoon for convenience. Recording takes place overnight and the testing equipment is returned the following day for analysis.

The home-based sleep study is a Medicare-rebateable item.
An out-of-pocket cost of $161.50 applies.

Lower cost testing (including bulk-billed sleep studies) are offered by certain pharmacies and other companies. Usually these tests are of a lower quality and often they are linked to CPAP machine sales. Care must be taken as such testing may not be in the patient’s best interests and detailed sleep study data cannot be accessed by sleep physicians or other treating doctors.

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We take a patient-centered approach to medical care with the aim of empowering his patients to achieve better sleep and optimal long-term health outcomes.

Dr Adrian Chazan

MBBS MELB FRACP

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Dr Chazan is a Respiratory & Sleep Physician, and General Physician. Born in Melbourne, he undertook his basic medical training at the University of Melbourne. With a passion for sleep and breathing, he trained at world-renowned centres of excellence in Melbourne and Sydney, including Westmead Hospital, the Alfred Hospital and Monash Medical Centre. Adrian has been involved in research activities in the fields of sleep apnoea, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and exercise physiology.

Adrian utilises the latest findings in sleep research as well as the emerging technologies in diagnosis and treatment. He takes a patient-centered approach to medical care with the aim of empowering his patients to achieve better sleep and optimal long-term health outcomes.

Dr Rajiv Sharma

MBBS MD FRACP

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Dr Sharma completed his basic physician training in St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne. Subsequently he trained in Respiratory Medicine at The Canberra Hospital and Sleep Medicine at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane. Prior to relocating to Melbourne, he worked as a full time Respiratory & Sleep Medicine staff specialist at Townsville Hospital. Rajiv enjoys managing all aspects of Respiratory and Sleep disorders including Asthma, COPD, interstitial lung disease, chronic cough, lung nodules, sleep apnoea, hypersomnolence, restless legs syndrome and other non-respiratory sleep disorders.

He also has a special interest in interventional pulmonology (bronchoscopic techniques). Dr Sharma also has keen interest and experience in medical education and research and has been involved in these areas for a number of years.

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