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Sleep Disorders Unit (Children)

The San Children’s Sleep Disorders Unit is a private diagnostic unit at Sydney Adventist Hospital for patients under the care of a paediatric sleep physician. As the first private children sleep unit in NSW, the Unit sets the standard for sleep tests and has a wealth of experience.

All paediatric sleep disorders are covered by this service, including:

  • Obstructive sleep apnoea
  • Insomnia and circadian rhythm disturbance
  • Parasomnias, including night terrors, teeth grinding, sleep walking, sleep talking, head banging, body rocking, bed wetting
  • Narcolepsy
  • Periodic leg movements / Restless legs syndrome
  • Chronic Lung disease

Indicators for a sleep study may include:

  • Family history or high risk of SIDS
  • Snoring
  • Bedtime refusal, frequent night waking, delayed sleep onset
  • Behavioural disorders related to sleep
  • Nightmares
  • Failure to thrive
  • Excessive daytime tiredness
  • Waking with headache
  • Persistent night cough

Your GP can refer you to one of the Sleep Physicians listed below for a consultation.  If indicated, the Sleep Physician will then refer the child to the San for a sleep study. All studies conducted at the San are charged at the scheduled fee.

Sleep Specialist Referral

A specialists' referral is required in order to book a sleep investigation.

  • Dr Chris Seton, Medical Director, San Children’s Sleep Disorders Unit, is available for consultation in Hornsby, Westmead and St Vincent’s Clinic (Darlinghurst).  For appointments please call Colleen on 0423 523 840.
  • Dr Hugh Allen is available for consultation in rooms in St Leonards. For appointments please call (02) 8068 2420.
  • Dr Dominic Fitzgerald is available for consultation in rooms at Westmead Children’s Hospital, Department of Respiratory Medicine. For appointments call (02) 9845 3397.
  • Dr Mimi Lu is available for consultations in rooms at North Strathfield and Glebe. For appointments call (02) 8960 9455.

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Location & Contact Details

The San Children’s Sleep Disorders Unit is located in a purpose-built location on Level 3 of the Kress Building at Sydney Adventist Hospital. Click here for a printable site map and directions.

For general enquiries about our unit please phone (02) 9480 9347.

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