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Service Contact Details

Wimmera Medical Centre

6-12 Read Street

Horsham   Vic   3400

PH: 5381 9167

Description/Overview

A sleep study, or Polysomnogram, measures many of the body’s physiological activities while sleeping. During a sleep study there is complex monitoring and recording of:

  • Breathing
  • Oxygen levels
  • Leg movements
  • Brain wave activity
  • Eye movements
  • Heart rate
  • Body position

These signals are recorded to identify the different sleep stages and how the body responds physiologically during the night. This enables accurate diagnosis of various sleep problems.

You may have been referred to have a sleep study because there is evidence of:

  • excessive daytime tiredness
  • snoring
  • experiencing the sensation of choking while asleep
  • someone has witnessed that you stop breathing during your sleep
  • restless legs
  • difficulties falling asleep, or difficulties getting back to sleep during the night
  • waking unrefreshed
  • morning headaches

Or you may have other conditions that are caused, or worsened by, a sleep disorder such as:

  • High blood pressure
  • Cardiac disease
  • Heart failure
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Stroke

Additional Information

Practice Nurses available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.

In conjunction with Manse Medical

Eligiblility

A GP referral sent to Manse Medical, 115 Lonsdale St, Hamilton, Vic,3300