Welcome to SNORE Australia
SNORE Australia is Australia's largest provider of overnight sleep studies. Annually preforming more than 25,000 studies, we have more than 30 locations across Queensland, New South Wales, Tasmania and Victoria. We offer only fully attended 'Level 1' studies which are of the highest international standard. Our company's mission is to provide high quality, affordable, sleep studies, so that every referred patient can achieve optimal medical care regardless of their financial status. SNORE offers patients and referring doctors an unsurpassed, comprehensive, state-of-the art service for diagnosing and treating patients with sleep disorders.
How to Book a Sleep Study
As SNORE Australia is a medical provider and you are under the care of our Credentialed Sleep Physicians, a referral from your doctor is required for an overnight or daytime sleep study to be booked.
Once your referral has been received, our staff will contact you to offer a suitable appointment and ensure the correct investigations for you are arranged.
You may like to:
- Print a referral form to take to your GP
- Visit your GP and discuss your symptoms
- Phone (07) 5557 0055 or 1800 076 673
- Fax (07) 5571 0682
- Email email@example.com
Download a referral
To allow us to promptly review the referral and offer the patient a convenient appointment time, please ensure the patient's name, date of birth and contact phone numbers are clearly visible. Referrals can be FAXED to any of the following numbers:
Out-Patient Sleep Centre: (07) 5571 0682 or Freefax: 1800 176 173
Private Hospital In-Patient Sleep Centres: 1300 850 798 or Freefax: 1800 176 173
*Note: Private hospital referrals CAN be faxed to the out-patient number, and vice-versa. We provide multiple faxing options for convenience for referrers who are located a distance from our administration centre. Similarly, most referrals are interchangeable - we will always attempt to offer the patient the most appropriate study location.
Online referral (Medical Objects)
SNORE Australia now accepts electronic referrals through Medical Objects (to either Dr John Corbett or Dr Sean Tolhurst, at any of the practice locations listed in Medical Objects). Once the referral has been reviewed by one of the Credentialled Sleep Physicians, our staff will contact the patient to arrange a suitable appointment.
SNORE Australia has 30 sleep clinic locations across Australia providing a combination of bulk billed and no-out-of-pocket gap Private Hospital studies. All of our laboratories feature state-of-the-art high-definition digital recording equipment, and importantly, private comfortable rooms to undertake your sleep study. Visit our Clinic Locations page.
ProventTM Therapy Nasal EPAP (Expiratory Positive Airway Pressure) devices are a new treatment option for patients with snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). The treatment consists of small, circular adhesive strips that are placed over the nostrils at night time. The devices have a unique valve system that increases the pressure inside the airway - this air pressure splints the airway open, reducing vibration that causes snoring, and helps to prevent collapsing of the airways that results in airway closure and obstructive sleep apnoea.
Provent is an effective OSA therapy for many patients who have been diagnosed with OSA on an overnight sleep study. A sleep study can be performed to ensure that Provent is effective treatment. SNORE Australia does not sell any OSA treatment products. Our Sleep Physicians recommend medical treatments on an individual basis for every patient based on up-to-date medical research and sleep medicine guidelines.
Click here to visit our detailed Provent Therapy information page.
Information on how to commence a trial of Provent Therapy can be found here.
TheraventTM Snoring Therapy is available in Australia for patients with snoring (but no obstructive sleep apnoea). The treatment involves small adhesive devices that cover the nostrils. Similar to Provent Therapy, the unique valve system is designed to eliminate snoring by increasing the pressure inside the airway.
Theravent is an effective treatment for many patients with troublesome snoring, particularly when combined with other conservative snoring treatments (including lateral sleep and weight-reduction).
Information on how to trial Theravent will be uploaded shortly when the devices become available in Australia. In the meantime, further information can be found here.
Night ShiftTM is a new lateral sleep position aid that assists patients to sleep exclusively on their side. Many patients have obstructive sleep apnoea that is significantly worse (or only present) when sleeping on their back (the supine position). The device accurately monitors sleep-position and vibrates when supine sleep is detected, helping many patients with position-related airway disorders to avoid other OSA treatments. It records positional data and snoring volumes that can be downloaded, either to provide you with information on your sleep, or to provide to your Sleep Physician to monitor the progress of your treatment.
Night Shift can also be used in conjunction with other OSA treatments, including Provent Therapy. Patients who require CPAP can use Night Shift as well to lower their nightly CPAP setting.
For ethical reasons, we do not sell Night Shift or any other treatment device, but our doctors may recommend a trial based on the results of your sleep study.
More information on the Night Shift device can be found here.
Many sleep-disorders cause daytime sleepiness and increase the risk of motor vehicle accidents. Approximately 10% of motor accidents are attributable to sleepiness, tiredness and fatigue. SNORE Australia aims to improve the safety of all patients when driving and to assist them to meet any AustRoads or other driving regulations which may vary from state to state.
We routinely send all patients detailed information on driving guidelines following an overnight sleep study, and encourage all patients to read our Sleep and Driving page.
There are many types of mask systems for patients requiring Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) treatment, including full face masks, nasal masks and minimal contact (nasal pillow) mask systems. There are many advantages to using a nasal or minimal-contact mask system where possible, including lower purchase cost, reduced leak, increased comfort and lower pressure-settings on the CPAP machine. SNORE provides a wide range of mask systems to trial during CPAP titration and reassessment studies. We recommend always trialling a nasal type mask first.
Visit our CPAP Information page for detailed information on CPAP therapy.
The information contained within the SNORE Australia website is intended for educational and informational purposes only. This information must not be used as a substitute for advice from your medical practitioner, and must not be considered as medical advice. Please seek professional medical attention if you are ill or suspect you are suffering from an illness. Do not delay seeking medical assistance because of information you have read on any internet site.
Student Video Contest
Added: 21 July 2013
SNORE Australia is hosting a student video contest for students of all ages on the Gold Coast. Simply submit a short video/film that illustrates the importance of sleep and/or sleep-disorders for a chance to win up to $1000 for you and your school.