Initial Patient Assessments:
When you are first seen at The London Sleep Centre Dubai, we will provide you with a thorough assessment by one of our Sleep Physicians including a validated electronic patient assessment tool. This will provide you and us the opportunity to subjectively and objectively measure your symptoms and plan your unique treatment programme.
Click on the following to perform an Online Sleep Assessment.
Once you have been assessed by our physician, you may be referred for further testing (Investigations) to formally diagnose your condition. At The London Sleep Centre Dubai, we conduct Home-Based Sleep Tests to diagnose the full range of Sleep Disorders.
Ambulatory (Home) Sleep Apnoea Screening Tests
Recent advances in technology have enabled us to introduce our Portable Home-Based Sleep Diagnostics Service – whilst this is predominantly for the diagnosis Sleep-related breathing Disorders such as OSA, more detailed Polysomnography Testing for other Sleep Disorders can also be undertaken in the comfort of your own home through the use of a detailed home based sleep study. This system is fast becoming the Gold Standard for the diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) and will in due course be the accepted standard for the diagnosis of all sleep disorders.
Overnight Polysomnography (PSG)
The gold standard diagnostic procedure in Sleep Medicine is the full, attended, overnight Polysomnography (PSG). Our expert technicians and nurses will attend your home and observe and analyse these studies that provide information on Brain Activity, Respiratory Function, Muscle Function and a variety of other variables that are essential for the diagnosis of the more complex sleep disorders. PSG is particularly useful for the diagnosis of OSA and Sleep Disordered Breathing, Narcolepsy, Parasomnias, Restless Legs Syndrome and Neurological Disorders such as Epilepsy.
PSG and Multiple Sleep Latency Testing (MSLT)
This is the established and sensitive test for the diagnosis of Narcolepsy involving testing the degree of sleepiness
Pediatric Sleep Studies
The London Sleep Centre Dubai is the only Sleep Clinic in Dubai that provides comprehensive sleep testing for children from basic sleep apnea screening to full montage polysomnography and multiple sleep latency testing.
In the assessment of patients with sleep disorders, it is essential to obtain objective, accurately measured data on the patient’s daily life. The recent advent of The Actiwatch and Actigraphy software has made this possible – it is now possible to measure a person’s activity, environmental temperature, light levels, mood state all by means of a device that looks and fits like a wrist watch. We use Actigraphy in the assessment of patients with Insomnia, Restless Legs Syndrome, Childhood Sleep Disorders, Circadian Rhythm Disorders, ADHD, Mood and Anxiety disorders.
The Dubai Sleep Center affiliate of The London Sleep Centre offers Actigraphy services to patients and to clinicians.
Cone Beam CT Scanning (CBCT)
The London Sleep Centre Dubai is the first Sleep Centre in the World to include a CBCT Scan as part of the routine assessment of patients with a diagnosis of Sleep Apnea (OSA). Cone-beam CT (CBCT) has been used for many maxillofacial applications such as for implant site imaging and diagnosis and treatment planning for craniofacial surgery and orthodontics. CBCT is very helpful in localizing the mandibular canal for third molar extraction, visualizing the airway structures and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.
Increasingly, CBCT is now being applied to the diagnosis and treatment of OSA to assist with identifying the most appropriate treatment for patients with OSA. The most common skeletal abnormalities in OSA patients are: 1) mandibular and maxillary deficiency; 2) reduced dimension of the posterior airway space (measured at the base of the tongue); 3) enlarged tongue; 4) enlarged soft palate; and 5) caudally displaced hyoid.