Services

Sleep Laboratory - Services

Eastern Health Sleep Services is a NATA accredited service with a six bed state-of-the-art Sleep Laboratory at Box Hill Hospital.

Each of our six single patient rooms has a private ensuite, with toilet and shower facilities. We endeavour to do our best to put patients at ease during their sleep study and make it as comfortable an experience as possible.

The Sleep Laboratory is equipped for the comprehensive evaluation of sleep related disorders including:

  • Snoring
  • Sleep apnoea
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Disordered sleep due to respiratory, cardiac and/or neurological disease

Sleep Laboratory - Information for Health Professionals


Referral Process

General Practitioners are advised to refer patients to a Sleep Specialist in the Outpatients Department for an initial consultation.

Referrals to the Sleep Laboratory are only accepted from recognised Sleep and Respiratory Consultants affiliated with Eastern Health.

Services

1. Diagnostic Nocturnal Polysomnography (Laboratory and Home studies)

2. Therapeutic Nocturnal Polysomnography
- Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
- Bi-Level Therapy
- Supplemental Oxygen

3. Daytime Sleep Study
- Multiple Sleep Latency Test
- Maintenance of Wakefulness Test

4. CPAP Clinic

Sleep Laboratory - Information for Patients

The Sleep Laboratory provides a diagnostic and consultative service for the management of adults with sleep disorders, in particular sleep disordered breathing.
All sleep studies are analysed by highly trained sleep scientists and accredited sleep physicians. The Sleep Laboratory also runs a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) clinic which provides technical support to patients beginning or established on CPAP therapy.

After a Sleep Specialist refers you to the Sleep Laboratory, your sleep study request will be processed and you will be contacted to arrange a booking time in due course.

Key Staff

Dr Alan Young MBBS, FRACP, PhD
Director of Sleep Services, Eastern Health

Dr Denise O'Driscoll RPSGT, PhD
Chief Scientist & Laboratory Manager

Box Hill Hospital

Address

Level 5, Building A, 8 Arnold Street, Box Hill

Contact

P 9975 6590 (Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm)
F 9975 6685

Hours

Overnight studies run Sunday-Thursday

Car Parking
Paid parking available in the Building A carpark, accessible via Rodgerson Road. Limited metered street parking available.
Public Transport

Train to Box Hill Station

Bus service to hospital