Sleep Services

Queensland Sleep offers the following sleep investigations

  • Diagnostic Sleep Investigation
  • Nasal CPAP Titration/Re-titration
  • Oral Dental Appliance Investigation
  • Non-Invasive Ventilation Titration
  • Provent Treatment Investigation
  • REM Behaviour Disorder Investgation (diagnostic with added Arm EMG)
  • Diagnostic with Trans-cutaneous CO2 Monitoring (assessment of respiratory failure, obesity hypoventilation, neuromuscular disorders etc.)
  • Vigilance Tests

MSLT (Multiple Sleep Latency Test)**
MWT (Maintenance of Wakefulness Test)**

*Specialist referral required (Respiratory/Sleep preferred. Cardiology, General or Neurology may be accepted).

**Sleep physician referral required

Sleep Physician consultations to assess and manage all patients (particularly complex cases and commercial license holders) can also be arranged by sending a referral to Queensland Sleep (Fax 3217 2523).

The Queensland Sleep Service Provides:

  • Access to Sleep Investigation Reports & Sleep Physician’s Recommendations via Medical Objects/Fax/Mail.
  • Notification of Sleep Study Booking Date & Location
  • Comprehensive Patient Treatment history
  • Clinician correspondence
  • Treatment progress reports

Sleep Study Referral

Referral Guide

After receiving the referral, it will be reviewed by a Sleep Physician. Our bookings staff will then contact the patient to book them in. The referring doctor will be notified via letter of the details of studies booked including location. If you would like a sleep physician to manage the patient, simply select Sleep Physician Consultation on the referral form or indicate sleep physician management required in the referral letter.

Detailed management recommendations are on all sleep reports for the referring doctor to manage the patient if appropriate. Complex cases, paediatric referrals and commercial drivers will require Sleep Physician management, and referral for consultation is required.

Diagnostic and CPAP studies can be requested on the same referral (if appropriate), and our sleep physicians will ensure that a CPAP study is performed only if clinically indicated.

Assessing Fitness to Drive

Studies have shown an increased rate of motor vehicle accidents of between a 2 and 7 times that of control subjects, in people suffering from sleep apnoea. Studies have also shown increased objectively measured sleepiness while driving (EEG and eye closure measurements) and impaired driving simulator performance in patients with confirmed sleep apnoea. Drivers with severe sleep disordered breathing may have a higher rate of crashes than those with less severe sleep disordered breathing.

Impact of treatment on Crash Risk

Treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea with CPAP has been shown to reduce excessive daytime sleepiness and reduce the risk of crashes to the same levels as controls.

Assessing Fitness to Drive

Guidelines to assist health professionals in determining a person’s fitness to drive are available on the AUSTROADS website.

The complete current guide on assessing fitness to drive is available for free download or hard copy purchase on the following link: Guide On Assessing Fitness To Drive

Sleep Physician
Consultation Locations

Assoc. Prof. Simon Bowler

Specialty:
Respiratory and Sleep Medicine
Address:
Suite 38, Level 7, Mater Medical Centre, 293 Vulture Street, South Brisbane, QLD, 4101

Dr Wayne Kelly

Specialty:
Respiratory and Sleep Medicine
Address:
Brisbane Private Hospital, 259 Wickham
Terrace, Brisbane QLD, 4000

Dr John Binder

Specialty:
Respiratory and Sleep Medicine
Address:
53 Fulham Rd Pimlico QLD, 4812

Dr Stephen Vincent

Specialty:
Respiratory and Sleep Medicine
Address:
3-5 Upward St Cairns City, QLD, 4870

Dr Geoff Eather

Specialty:
Respiratory and Sleep Medicine
Address:
Suite 20, Level 6, Mater Medical Centre, 293, Vulture Street, South Brisbane, QLD, 4101

Dr Andrew Rosenstengel

Specialty:
Respiratory and Sleep Medicine
Address:
Holy Spirit Northside Private Hospital Medical Centre, 627 Rode Road, Chermside, QLD, 4032

Dr Joe Churton

Specialty:
Respiratory and Sleep Medicine
Address:
St Vincents Private Hospital, Level 1, 20 Dalley St, Lismore, NSW, 2480

Dr Aalia Thasneem Saleem

Specialty:
Respiratory and Sleep Medicine
Address:
Mater Private Specialist Suites, Level 1, 2 Tournament Drive, Brookwater, QLD, 4300

Dr Adrian Barnett

Specialty:
Respiratory and Sleep Medicine
Address:
Suite 20, Level 6, Mater Medical Centre, 293 Vulture Street, South Brisbane, QLD, 4101

Arrange a Sleep Study
Queensland Sleep is an accredited sleep service. We are proud to have experienced doctors, nurses and sleep scientists on our highly specialised team.