INFORMATION FOR DOCTORS

Darwin Sleep Health is able to assess and treat all patients with sleep disorders, without lengthy wait times. The current waiting time for a sleep study is 1 to 2 weeks for a Sleep Study and 1 to 2 weeks to see a physician. We are able to take referrals for patients with suspected:

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  • Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Central Sleep Apnoea and Cheyne-Stokes Respiration
  • Restless Legs Syndrome and Periodic Limb Movement Disorder
  • Narcolepsy
  • Insomnia
  • Parasomnias such as REM behaviour disorder and sleep walking
  • Lung/Pulmonary function testing

Sleep Studies at Darwin Sleep Health

During your patient's sleep study, recordings will be continuously monitored by our sleep technicians who have health science background and are trained in First Aid and CPR etc. Our technicians' play multiple roles in the patient's diagnostic sleep and CPAP titration study. This includes:

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  • Making patients feel at ease in an unfamiliar environment
  • Providing patients with education regarding the sleep study, the role of the technician, and general information on sleep disorders
  • Monitoring and identification of patients' breathing irregularities (e.g. sleep apnoea)
  • Monitoring of patients' vital life signs, e.g. oxygen levels and heart rate
  • Ensuring a high technical quality of the recording

For those patients requiring CPAP titration, additional role includes:

  • Providing a positive introduction to CPAP
  • Providing CPAP fitting and titration, i.e. using the appropriate mask based on each patient's individual response and needs, and ensuring that an adequate therapeutic CPAP pressure is reached during the study
  • Responding to patients' concerns such as nasal dryness, poor mask fit, feeling of claustrophobia
  • Identifying and addressing potential problems, e.g. air leaks due to mouth breathing or poor mask fit

More information is available from the websites listed below:

Philips Respironics http://www.healthcare.philips.com/au_en/homehealth/index.wpd
ResMed http://www.resmed.com/au

Request Forms

You can download our request forms, or complete them online below

Sleep Study Request
Darwin Sleep Health - Sleep study request form

Lung Study Request
Darwin Sleep Health - Lung test request form