Sleep/wake research

The sleep facilities include:

  • 12 individual bedrooms which are sound attenuated, light controlled and temperature regulated.
  • Emergency and Attendant call system for each bedroom.
  • 2-way intercom in each bedroom.
  • Infrared CCTV monitoring with privacy controls.
  • Ability to isolate living areas from external timecues.
  • 6 bedrooms are fitted with ‘through-the-portal’ sampling which enables continuous blood sampling through the night without disturbance.
  • 12 bedded ward

Sleep acquisition and storage

  • Compumedics ProFusion PSG 3 Suite with neXus Management System.
  • 6 Acquisition Workstations and 4 Analysis Workstations.
  • 12 Compumedics Wi-Fi Siesta ambulatory recorders with on-board storage.
  • Secure and resilient system with automatic off-site backup.
  • Export and archive of data to non-proprietary European Data Format files.
  • Service Contract for repair and replacement of essential equipment.

Special features

  • Digital PSG with optional synchronised video recording.
  • Traffic noise model of insomnia system.
  • Experienced manual scoring of sleep to according to R&K or AASM internationally accepted criteria’s.
  • High inter-scorer concordance.
  • Spectral analysis for Pharmaco-EEG of sleep and wakefulness using  Vitascore

Staff

  • Certified RPSGT technicians.
  • Constant monitoring by experienced staff to ensure safety and quality of data
  • Sleep scorers accredited by Central Laboratories
  • Academic expertise

Sleep tests

  • Full Polysomnography screening.
  • Multiple sleep latency test (MSLT)
  • Maintenance of wakefulness test (MWT)
  • Models of sleep disruption and insomnia including traffic noise
  • Circadian models of sleep disruption
  • Actigraphic recording of sleep-wake cycles