About this service
We have been providing a specialist regional service for sleep breathing disorders since 1984, and a service for non-respiratory sleep disorders since 2004. We have a national reputation for sleep service development and education.
Conditions we treat:
- Sleep apnoea (Obstructive and Central)
- Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome.
- Excessive sleepiness
- Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
- Movement Disorders in Sleep
- Restless Legs and Periodic Limb Movement
- Parasomnias (Sleepwalking and Non-REM Sleep Disorder)
- Circadian Rhythm Disorders (shift work and sleep phase disorders)
- Insomnia with excessive sleepiness
Our state-of-the-art eight bed sleep unit opened in 2012.
We are able to provide individual en-suite in-patient facilities for complex sleep study investigations, including four polysomnography beds to allow sleep staging by electroencephalogram and video recording.
Sleep studies for sleep breathing disorders are usually carried out at home using simpler portable equipment to measure breathing patterns and oxygen levels during sleep.
The sleep team is a multidisciplinary group of experts which includes consultations and highly specialised sleep physiologists and technologists that include technical officers, sleep coordinators, and a research lead.
Referrals may be sent from General Practitioners or other medical practitioners directly to the Sleep Service or via ‘Choose and Book’, or to our consultants by letter (address below) or by fax to 0151 529 3129.
Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation trust