The Cabrini Brighton Sleep Centre provides a service for the diagnosis of sleep disorders in children between the ages of four and eighteen years. Your child will be admitted to the Sleep Centre for an overnight stay. Sleep and respiratory patterns will be monitored by a range of sensors, none of which are invasive or painful to your child. A private room with beds for both you and your child, and separate ensuite facilities, are provided during your stay.
What to expect
Please arrive to your sleep study at 6.30 pm on the evening of the study. On arrival you will be shown your room and given a questionnaire and brief explanation of what will occur during the overnight study. A snack and refreshment will be provided, after which your child will be encouraged to change into their pyjamas and prepare for bed. The monitoring sensors will then be attached during a typical 30-60min timeframe. Your child will be encouraged to watch a DVD (provided by the Sleep Centre), a read a book or play with a toy during this time. Once the application of the monitoring sensors is complete your child will be asked to sleep in their usual manner.
Overnight toilet requirements can be easily met during the study. Monitoring sensors can be quickly disconnected by staff on request.
Studies are typically completed by 6am and breakfast is available for you and your child at 6.30 am.