Sleep Clinic Pretoria

The Pretoria Sleep Clinic offers help in improving your

quality of life by giving you a peaceful nights sleep.

The Pretoria Sleep Clinic aims to provide outstanding clinical care for all patients with a wide variety of sleep disorders, as well as education for patients and their families.Our sleep-trained neurologists are equipped to address sleep complaints such as insomnia, restless leg syndrome,narcolepsy and sleep apnea. Finding the correct solution for our patients is our top priority, paying specific attention in treating insomnia with techniques other than sleep medications.

The Pretoria Sleep Clinic was founded in 2000 by Peet Vermaak, Clinical Neurophysiologist.

Other services include:

 

  • Routine and long term EEG recordings
  • Electromyography and nerve conduction testing

Sleep and Sleep Disorders.

Sleep is a naturally recurring state of mind characterised by altered consciousness, relatively inhibited sensory activity, inhibition of nearly all voluntary muscles and reduced interactions with surroundings.During sleep, most systems are in an anabolic state, building up the immune, nervous, skeletal, and muscular systems. Sleep patterns vary widely among different individual humans. Sleep deprivation tends to cause slower brain waves in the frontal cortex, shortened attention span, higher anxiety, impaired memory, and a grouchy mood. A well-rested person tends to have improved memory and mood.

Studies have shown that sleep difficulties are closely associated with psychiatric disorders such as depression, alcoholism, and bipolar disorder. A sleep disorder is a medical disorder of the sleep patterns of a person. Some sleep disorders are serious enough to interfere with normal physical, mental, social and emotional functioning. Disruptions in sleep can be caused by a variety of issues and can fall into any category of the many types of sleep disorder.

So how do we go about diagnosing Sleep Disorders?

Sleep Disorders are diagnosed using an overnight sleep study, called a polysomnogram (PSG). Although a patient’s symptoms and medical history can suggest they might have OSA, until a sleep study is done, the formal diagnosis cannot be made. A patients medical history and physical examination will be given. After which an appointment will be made for an overnight study. The patient stays the entire night and should try to sleep as much as he/she normally does at home.

We recommend that the patient brings items that will help him/her  to be more comfortable such as a pillow, toiletries and pajamas. Patients must also bring all medications that they might need overnight. To book an appointment please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Read our sleep tips for a good nights sleep. If you feel that you have a sleep disorder and are unsure how to remedy it, please feel free to contact us. Fill in the form below with any questions you may have and we will get back to you.

Contact Us

Tel: (012)-346-0307/9
Fax: 0865664670

Email: info@ptasleeplab.co.za

114 Nicolson Street
Brooklyn
Pretoria
0002