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Treatments & Specialties

Sleep Services

Opening Hours: 08.00 - 18.00pm Monday - Friday
Telephone:+44 (0) 20 7234 2265
Fax: 020 7234 2817
Email: info.lbh@hcahealthcare.co.uk

London Bridge Hospital has a dedicated Sleep Centre providing diagnostic and subsequent treatment for patients suffering from Sleep disorders. These patients may present with a number of symptoms including dry throat, excessive fatigue or sleepiness, snoring, insomnia, inability to wake or any nocturnal parasomnias.

Visit our dedicated website to find out more about our Sleep Services - londonbridgesleepcentre.co.uk.

We offer the following services:

24hr ambulatory O2 saturation - A monitor will be given to use at home to record the oxygen concentration in your blood and your heart rate using a finger probe, plus your breathing using a nasal cannula. This is often requested to assess for sleep apnoea.

Multiple Sleep Latency Tests (MSLTs) - Multiple sleep latency tests (MSLTs) are performed during the daytime following your overnight sleep study; although not everyone who has an overnight study will need an MSLT. This test measures the ability or tendency to fall asleep during the daytime and measures levels of daytime sleepiness.  This is the established and sensitive test for the diagnosis of Narcolepsy and can aid investigations into causes for daytime sleepiness.

Maintenance of wakefulness tests (MWTs)- Maintenance of wakefulness tests (MWTs) are performed during the daytime; this may be following an overnight sleep study or sometimes following a normal night’s sleep at home. This test measures your ability to stay awake for a defined period of time under certain conditions. Your ability to stay awake may be more important to know than how fast you fall asleep. If you have a sleep study overnight the night before, you will already have all of the sensors attached. If you slept at home the night before we will admit you to the hospital for the daytime and will attach a number of sensors to you. The sensors allow us to determine when you are awake or when you fall asleep.;

Neurological Polysomnography (PSG)- Full montage EEG polysomnography is very similar to standard polysomnography with the only difference being the number of EEG electrodes attached. By using more electrodes we are able to look at more specific regions of brain activity. If your doctor thinks there is a possibility you may be suffering from seizures during the night or you are known to suffer with seizures and you also have problems with your sleep then you may be referred for this test.

EEG/Video Telemetry (24 or 48 hours) - Telemetry is used to monitor patients with suspected seizures. For this test you will be admitted into hospital for either 24 or 48 hours, you will be observed via video whilst monitoring your brain waves by EEG. After the test the doctor can watch the video to see if you had any seizures and can look at the brain waves on the EEG at the time of the seizure to gain more information on the type of seizures you may have.

Actigraphy - The actigraphy monitor is the size of normal wrist watch and is worn on the wrist of your non-dominant hand for a period of one or two weeks. The monitor measures and records levels of movement and when analysed, the data will give a record of movement over the period of time that you have worn it. This is used to identify your sleep wake patterns over a period of time to give an indication of your sleep timing, quality and quantity.