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Approximately one in five Australians are estimated to be affected by a sleep disorder.

Should you be worried about your sleep quality?

Good sleep hygiene is key to getting good quality sleep. To maintain good sleep hygiene, you should be

  • Sticking to a regular and consistent bedtime and wake time
  • Winding down before bed
  • Getting 7-9 hours of sleep
  • Limiting screen time before bed

If you are practising good sleep hygiene and still experience the symptoms below, then you may need a sleep study to determine if you have a sleep disorder.

Taking more than 30
minutes to fall asleep

Finding it hard to get out of bed

Regularly waking up
throughout the night

Excessive tiredness/drowsiness

Difficulty concentrating

Irritability

Healthy sleep is a basic human need

Your body needs sleep to function properly. It’s important for brain function, muscle repair, and metabolism. Over time, poor sleep quality can affect health and every day life.

The benefits of sleep

When you get good sleep, your body will thank you for it with
— Higher energy levels
— Improved focus and memory
— Recharged cardiovascular system
— Boosted immune system

A simple study at home can help determine what’s causing your sleep issues

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What is a sleep study?

A sleep study, known as a polysomnogram, is an overnight test used to determine the cause of sleep issues. Measurements of brain waves, body movement, and breathing are collected to detect sleep disturbances. This type of testing can be done in the home, in a sleep clinic, or in hospital. At Seer Medical, the overnight sleep study takes place in the comfort and privacy of your own home.

How does it work?

On the day of your appointment, you will come into the Seer Medical clinic to be fitted with a sleep study system. During this appointment, a clinical staff member will place electrodes on your head, face, and chest. When you get home, you can carry on with your normal evening routine up until you go to sleep. Once you are ready for bed, you’ll follow the simple instructions provided to you to set up the system. In the morning, you’ll remove the electrodes and equipment at home. You will then head back to the Seer Medical clinic to return the sleep study equipment.

Is Seer Medical’s sleep study covered by Medicare/how much does it cost?

Partially. The total service fee payable is $546.55. Medicare will provide you with a rebate of $296.55 with the balance of $250.00 remaining as your out-of-pocket cost. If you have had a prior sleep study within the last 12 months, you will not be eligible for another Medicare reimbursement unless requested by a sleep physician.

Do I need a referral?

Yes. You will need a referral from your doctor for a sleep study to be eligible for the Medicare rebate. For a referral speak with your GP or visit a sleep physician.

What is the wait time to have a home sleep study?

Currently, the wait time for a sleep study with Seer Medical is 1-2 weeks. Wait times can vary and new appointments do become available. If there is an urgent need, we will do our best to fit you in sooner. Results will be sent to your referring doctor within five (5) business days.

What will the results tell my doctor?

The results will provide your doctor with information that they can use to determine what is causing your symptoms and if you have a sleep disorder. The data can guide your doctor on the next steps to treating and managing your condition.

Where do you offer sleep studies?

Sleep studies are offered at the Seer Medical clinic located at 278 Queensberry Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000. While the sleeping portion of the test takes place in your home, the connection of the equipment takes place in the clinic.

How to prepare for a home sleep study

While the sleeping part of a sleep study happens at home, connecting to the equipment takes place at the Seer Medical clinic in Melbourne.

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Preparing for a home sleep study is simple:

  • Come to the clinic with clean, dry hair
  • Wear or bring comfortable, loose-fitting top and pants that you intend to wear to sleep
  • Clear your schedule for the night and have dinner prepared
  • Organise to drive yourself, or have someone drive you
  • Once you get home, you can relax, and follow your nighttime routine as usual

Our process

1 — Referral

Speak to a doctor about your sleep concerns to see if you are suitable for a sleep study. Seer Medical’s home sleep studies are currently available out of the Melbourne clinic only.

2 — Sleep

Come to a Seer Medical clinic to be fitted with the sleep system, then go home to relax and sleep.

3 — Report

Return the sleep system to the clinic the following morning. Our scientists will interpret the results and send a report to your doctor within five (5) business days.

The Seer Medical advantage

Seer Medical is the largest provider of in-home monitoring in Australia. We have transformed hospital-based testing into a comfortable home experience without compromising on results.

As leaders in home diagnostics, our focus is quality testing and rapid reporting so that people and their doctors can make informed decisions.