Please note that from 11 May 2020, GenesisCare will resume in-lab (overnight) and home sleep studies at our centres.
As we continue to face the uncertainty of COVID-19, providing ongoing access for patients who may be at increased risk due to sleep disorders is very important.
While providing high quality services, GenesisCare is complying with state and national advice and we have implemented a range of new safety measures to limit the risk of COVID-19.
We welcome all referrals for diagnostic sleep studies and CPAP treatment and support, and are pleased to provide essential medical care to your patients.
Our specialists and sleep therapists are facilitating both Telehealth and in person consultations if you wish to discuss anything with them.
In-Laboratory Sleep Study
We understand how important getting a good night’s sleep is. If you’re having problems with sleep, sleep studies can help the GenesisCare team understand the causes and tailor a treatment plan for you. An in-laboratory sleep study is carried out in our specially-equipped sleep clinics. Our highly-trained technicians and nurses use a range of equipment to get a complete picture of how your body behaves during sleep. All tests are non-invasive and painless.
Home Sleep Study
For many people, a home sleep study may be the best approach. You’ll need to visit your clinic during the day to collect and set up portable monitoring equipment. You then head home to go to bed as you normal and the small device records all the relevant information.
What does the sleep study show?
- The signals from the brain show when you’re asleep and when you wake up.
- Your breathing is monitored throughout the night, and can also show stop-start breathing (apnoea).
- The leg leads show if there is any movement or twitching, which may disturb sleep.
- A sleep study is also useful for highlighting other rarer sleep problems.