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New state-of-the-art-facility opens at Subiaco for sleep disorders

St John of God Subiaco Hospital’s new onsite sleep centre, Subiaco Sleep Care, opened Monday 10 February.

Subiaco Sleep Care Simon Kemp with sleep centre patient

12 February

Operated by one of Western Australia’s leading sleep services, Sleep Studies Australia, the state-of-the-art facility offers a complete service for the diagnosis and treatment of adult and paediatric sleep disorders.

St John of God Subiaco Hospital Chief Executive Officer Professor Shirley Bowen said: “We are pleased to offer our patients access to one of Western Australia’s premier Sleep Disorder Clinics."

“We know that poor sleep can have a significant impact on peoples’ lives. The centre’s experienced multi-disciplinary team ensures patients receive a fast diagnosis and the latest treatments to overcome their sleeping difficulties.”

With over 88 known sleep disorders, hundreds of thousands of Australians suffer from disrupted sleep every day, which can significantly affect quality of life and overall health.

Approximately one-third of school-aged children suffer from a sleep disorder which can impact development, school performance, memory, mood and behaviour.

Children may benefit from a physician’s review if they are experiencing difficulty in school, trouble falling or staying asleep, constant tiredness, difficulty waking or staying awake, or chronic snoring.

Signs of adult sleep disorders include snoring, feeling tired during the day, waking up with a headache, difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, or frequently going to the bathroom during the night.

Most sleep disorders can be managed and cured with an accurate diagnosis by a sleep study expert and treatment.

If you are concerned about your sleep or you think your child may be suffering from a sleep disorder, please ask your GP for a referral to Subiaco Sleep Care.

Find out more or call 1300 651 234.