What is a sleep study?

A sleep study (or polysomnogram) provides information about breathing during sleep and sleep quality. A sleep study is most commonly performed when a child who snores or is restless during sleep. For more information about snoring click HERE.

Why have a sleep study with us? 

  • No long waiting list
  • Option of hospital or home based sleep studies
  • High quality sleep studies

Hospital Sleep Studies

Children sleep overnight in a specially designed sleep laboratory.

Their brain waves, breathing, movement and oxygen levels are monitored with special equipment.

Nothing hurts and most children sleep normally.

There is a bed / cot for your child and a full size bed for you to stay with them. 

Home Sleep Studies

A sleep study can be conducted in your home.

The sleep study equipment is attached to your child in our practice in the afternoon, your child returns home and the equipment is returned the following business day.

There is on-call telephone support throughout the night if required.

Location

Hospital Study:  Mater Hospital, Salmon Building – Level 4, Raymond Terrace, South Brisbane

Home study: Set-up in our rooms in Woollongabba and performed in your own home or nearby hotel (for those living outside the Brisbane area)

Cost Hospital Sleep Study:

Hospital studies are typically covered by private health funds.

Depending upon your policy an excess may apply – please discuss with your insurance provider.

Item numbers 12210 (<12 years) or 12213 (12 years and older)

Uninsured – the Mater hospital charges approximately $850 (this fee may change at the discretion of the Mater Hospital)

There is no additional “gap” payment for those with or without insurance

Cost Home Sleep Study:

$180 in addition to consultation fee.

There is no medicare or private health insurance rebate for a home study

How to arrange a sleep study:

Medicare requires that your child is referred by a doctor and assessed by a specialist prior to the study.

Telehealth consultations are available for those living outside of South-East Queensland.

Outreach clinics:  regular clinics in Townsville and Cairns

Travel payments typically apply for those having to travel to or stay in Brisbane for either hospital or home sleep studies

Contact QCLASS on (07) 3161 0377 for further details

Queensland Children’s Lung & Sleep Specialists

  • Phone
    (07) 3161 0377
  • Address
    639 Stanley Street
    Woolloongabba Qld 4102