Ashford Respiratory and Sleep

Ashford Respiratory and Sleep

Sleep health can play an important role in physical and mental well-being with links to cardiovascular disease, mental health and quality of life well established. At Ashford Respiratory and Sleep, we offer a comprehensive respiratory and sleep assessment clinic with specialist physician consultation, respiratory function and sleep study testing. Our clinic is run by sleep physicians independent of the sale of sleep apnoea equipment, allowing unbiased and independent assessment of the need for CPAP therapy. In some situations, interventions such as weight loss and lifestyle measures may avoid the need for CPAP treatments.

Patients can be directly referred for a bulk-billed home sleep study by their general practitioner or specialist if they have a STOP-BANG score of ≥5 and an Epworth Sleepiness score of ≥8. The scores are available here. For patients with suspected obstructive sleep apnoea who do not meet these criteria, a bulk-billed consultation with a sleep physician at the clinic is required before a Medicare funded sleep study. Please contact our clinic staff for further to arrange a consultation or sleep study on 8371 2111 or admin@ashfordcardiac.com.au