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Sleep assessment

If your doctor thinks you have obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) or another sleep disorder, they may recommend that you have a sleep assessment.

A sleep assessment takes around half an hour. If you qualify, the cost is subsidised by the Canterbury DHB.

What is involved in a sleep assessment?

Who looks at the sleep assessment?

The assessor will send the completed report and documents to the Christchurch Hospital Sleep Unit who will review it. They will send a report back to your GP. This will determine if you have OSA or another sleep disorder, and what type of treatment (if any) should be tried.

What happens next?

You may wish to pay to see a private sleep specialist. Find private sleep clinics on:

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Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Endorsed by clinical director, Sleep Unit, Canterbury DHB. Last reviewed June 2016. Last updated December 2018.

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Review key: HIOSA-12505