Initial Patient Assessments:
When you are first seen at The London Sleep Centre, we will provide you with a thorough assessment by one of our Sleep Physicians. This will provide you and us the opportunity to objectively measure your symptoms and plan your unique treatment programme. Click on the following to perform an Online Sleep Assessment.
Our Sleep Studies Unit at The Weymouth Street Hospital provides state-of-the-art facilities for the diagnosis of complex sleep disorders.
HOSPITAL (IN-PATIENT) SLEEP STUDIES
Overnight Polysomnography (PSG)
The gold standard diagnostic procedure in Sleep Medicine is the full, attended, overnight Polysomnography (PSG). We provide this service through our state-of-the-art Sleep Studies Unit at The Weymouth Street Hospital.
Our expert technicians and nurses observe and analyse these studies that provide information on Brain Activity, Respiratory Function, Muscle Function and a variety of other variables that are essential for the diagnosis of the more complex sleep disorders. PSG is particularly useful for the diagnosis of OSA and Sleep Disordered Breathing, Narcolepsy, Parasomnias, Restless Legs Syndrome and Neurological Disorders such as Epilepsy.
PSG and Multiple Sleep Latency Testing (MSLT)
This is the established and sensitive test for the diagnosis of Narcolepsy
Paediatric Sleep Studies
The London Sleep Centre provides sleep studies for children at Our Sleep Studies Unit at The Weymouth Street Hospital when referred to us by a specialist paediatrician.
HOME-BASED Sleep Studies
Ambulatory (Home) Sleep Studies
Recent advances in technology have enabled us to introduce our Portable Home-Based Sleep Diagnostics Service – whilst this is predominantly for the diagnosis Sleep-related breathing Disorders such as OSA, more detailed Polysomnography Testing for other Sleep Disorders can also be undertaken in the comfort of your own home through the use of a detailed home based sleep study. This system is fast becoming the Gold Standard for the diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) and will in due course be the accepted standard for the diagnosis of all sleep disorders.
The London Sleep Centre offer an online service for Home-Based Diagnosis of OSA
In the assessment of patients with sleep disorders, it is essential to obtain objective, accurately measured data on the patient’s daily life. The recent advent of The Actiwatch and Actigraphy software has made this possible – it is now possible to measure a person’s activity, environmental temperature, light levels, mood state all by means of a device that looks and fits like a wrist watch. We use Actigraphy in the assessment of patients with Insomnia, Restless Legs Syndrome, Childhood Sleep Disorders, Circadian Rhythm Disorders, ADHD, Mood and Anxiety disorders. The London Sleep Centre offers Actigraphy services to patients and to clinicians.