1. Electronic Patient Assessments (EPA): When you are
first seen at The Edinburgh Sleep Centre, we will provide you
with a thorough scientifically validated electronic assessment.
Our team of experts has developed this electronic version
of assessments we have been using for more than a decade.
This will provide you and us the opportunity to objectively
measure your symptoms. Click on the following to perform
Actigraphy: In the assessment of patients with sleep
disorders, it is essential to obtain objective, accurately
measured data on the patient's daily life.
The recent advent of The Actiwatch and actigraphy software
has made this possible - it is now possible to measure a
person's activity, environmental temperature, light levels,
mood state all by means of a device that looks and fits
like a wrist watch.
We use Actigraphy in the assessment of patients with Insomnia,
Restless Legs Syndrome, Childhood Sleep Disorders, Circadian
Rhythm Disorders, ADHD, Mood and Anxiety disorders. The Edinburgh Sleep Centre offers Actigraphy services to patients
and to clinicians.
Home Oximetry: Recent advances in technology has enabled
ease of diagnosis for sleep related breathing disorders
By means of a simple device, similar to a wristwatch, patients
can be effectively screened for the presence of breathing
related sleep disorders.
Domiciliary Sleep Studies: Respiratory related sleep
disorders such as OSA can be now be diagnosed in
the comfort of your own home through the use of the Embletta©
Portable Diagnostic System (PDS). This system uses a
pocketsize digital recording device attached to a belt system
that the patient wears to bed. This system is fast becoming
the Gold Standard in the ambulatory screening for sleep
5. Overnight Polysomnography (PSG): We
have created a state-of-the-art sleep studies facility for
overnight PSG studies at The Edinburgh Sleep Centre. Our
in-house expert scientists observe and analyse these studies
that provides information on Brain Activity, Respiratory
Function, Muscle Function and a variety of other variables
that are essential for the diagnosis of the more complex
sleep disorders. PSG is particularly useful for the diagnosis
of OSA and Sleep Disordered Breathing, Narcolepsy,
Parasomnias, Restless Legs Syndrome and Neurological Disorders
such as Epilepsy.