Description of Medical ServiceOvernight investigation of sleep (8+ hours) outside of a sleep laboratory, consisting of:
- Full polysomnography - which records brain waves, oxygen level in the blood, heart and breathing rate, as well as eye and leg movements;
- Cardiorespiratory study - which monitors heart rate, airflow and oxygen level in the body; and
- Overnight oximetry monitoring to screen for obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) in children living more than 50km from an accredited paediatric sleep laboratory - which provides a continuous measure of heart rate and amount of oxygen in the blood overnight.
Description of Medical ConditionThe most prevalent type of sleep disordered breathing is OSA, which is characterised by a narrowing of the upper airway that impairs normal breathing during sleep. This causes the brain to wake you from your sleep for a few seconds, and can happen hundreds of times a night, resulting in a very-broken sleep.
Reason for Application
Medical Service TypeInvestigative technology
Previous Application Number/sNot Applicable
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PASC consultation closes 8 July 2022
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