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London Bridge Hospital launches Sleep Centre

09 April 2015

A good night's sleep is essential for the maintenance of your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing, with many sleep conditions leading to a vastly reduced quality of life. London Bridge Hospital has launched a dedicated Sleep Centre providing diagnostic observations and subsequent treatment for those who may have a sleep disorder. 
Our highly specialised Sleep Centre comprises a team of neurologists and sleep physiologists:
 
Dr Guy Leschziner- Consultant Neurologist
Dr Aditi Desai- Dental Surgeon
Samantha Briscoe- Senior Physiologist
 
The Sleep Centre treats:
 
Insomnia
Narcolepsy
Nocturnal epilepsy
Parasomnia
Sleep Apnoea
Snoring
 
Diagnostic tests include
 
Full montage polysomnography
Maintenance of wakefulness tests
Multiple sleep latency tests
Overnight Oximetry
Polysomnography
Telegraphy (EEG) studies
 
Other diagnostic tests performed include:
 
CPAP follow-up
CPAP titration test
 
Visiting the Sleep Centre
 
If you are referred to the Sleep Centre by your GP, you will undergo an initial consultation with our Consultant Neurologist/Sleep Specialist Dr Guy Leschziner who will take a full medical history and suggest any further investigations that may be needed.
 
Depending on the clinical history, we may ask you to undergo further investigations such as oximetry or inpatient overnight sleep studies. You may also be recommended for other diagnostic tests outside of the Sleep Centre that can also be performed at London Bridge Hospital.
 
Following completion of all diagnostic tests you will return for follow up with Dr Leschziner to discuss the outcomes and make a treatment plan.
 
If your Consultant recommends an inpatient overnight assessment you will be contacted by the Sleep Centre to arrange a suitable admission date. The full details of the specific test you will be undergoing will be explained and any questions you may have can be answered.
 
On the night of the study, you will arrive at the main reception of London Bridge Hospital at the agreed time and a porter will show you to your private room with en-suite facilities. A physiologist will connect all your monitors and your study will be observed throughout the night to ensure high quality signals are maintained at all times.
 
For more information or to book an appointment please contact our GP Liaison Team on 020 7234 2009 or email LondonBridgeSleepCentre@hcahealthcare.co.uk
 
Alternatively, you can visit londonbridgesleepcentre.co.uk.