The regional sleep service is an integrated service based at the Freeman Hospital. It is run by a team of consultant respiratory physicians, two consultant neurologists. In addition, there are specialist nurses, prescribing pharmacists and clinical physiologists with expertise and experience in managing a wide range of sleep disorders.
We care for patients with a wide range of sleep disorders. You will be referred to our service by your GP or another hospital.
What are Neurological Sleep Disorders?
There are many conditions that cause sleep disturbance or daytime sleepiness. Some are abnormalities of breathing such as obstructive sleep apnoea. Respiratory physicians will investigate and treat these disorders. For any questions or queries about CPAP or the respiratory sleep service, patients can contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
There are also a wide range of neurological conditions which disturb sleep such as;
- restless legs syndrome
- circadian rhythm disorders (abnormalities of the body clock)
- parasomnias (sleep walking, sleep talking and dream sleep disorders)
We have extensive expertise within a wide range of sleep disorders. Our team work together to decide which investigations and treatment are necessary for each patient. We have state of the art diagnostic facilities which allow us to investigate patients with either home sleep studies which can be for a single or multiple nights or in-patient polysomnography (sleep study).
If you would like more information on our Neurological Sleep Disorders Service, please contact our team on 0191 282 3111