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
- Caring staff and a family friendly environment
- Full sized bed for guardian
- High quality – ASA and NATA accredited
What is involved?
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
Brisbane: Mater Hospital – all ages (baby to teens)
Rockhampton: Mater Hospital – 14 years and old (paediatric studies coming soon)
Townsville: Mater Hospital – 4 years and older
The cost of the sleep study and hospital admission is covered by private health funds
Depending upon policy an excess may apply
Item numbers 12210 or 12213 depending upon age
Uninsured – $800 ($600 if your child has a health care card)
Initial medical consultations – maximum gap of $180 (telehealth consultations are bulk-billed)
No out of pocket fee for reports, results discussions or telehealth consultations
How to arrange a sleep study:
Medicare requires that your child is referred by a doctor and assessed by a sleep specialist prior to the study
Telehealth consultations are available for those living outside of South East QLD
Outreach clinics: regular clinics in Rockhampton and Townsville
Contact QCLASS – phone 07 3161 0377