Sleep Centres at Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals

Royal Brompton centre for sleep

Our centre for sleep is one of the largest in Europe. We have been diagnosing and caring for patients with sleep disorders for over 20 years at Royal Brompton Hospital.

Royal Brompton Hospital has an international reputation for its work with patients experiencing sleep disorders, and for its pioneering work in domiciliary ventilation (providing respiratory support at home). 

The centre is led by consultant in respiratory medicine Professor Anita Simonds, with a children's sleep and ventilation unit for carrying out sleep studies for children.

What we do

Our specialist team of academic sleep clinicians, physiologists, sleep technicians, polysomnographers and nurses care for patients with problems relating to:

  • sleep apnoea

  • troublesome snoring

  • narcolepsy

  • restless leg syndrome

  • REM sleep behaviour disorder

  • idiopathic hypersomnia

  • parasomnias

  • circadian disorders

  • difficulties with going to sleep and staying asleep.

Clinicians and support staff

Centre for sleep map

How to find the sleep centre 

The Royal Brompton Centre for Sleep is located at the Old Fire Station, South Parade.

Download the full size version of the sleep centre map

 

Useful documents

CPAP review clinic

If you own an Escape S8 CPAP device

If you own an Escape S9 CPAP device

If you own an Escape S10 CPAP device

Harefield Hospital sleep clinic

Clinic summary 

Sleep is vital to our health and quality of life, yet around one in four people in the UK has a sleep disorder. For many, this means excessive tiredness during the day, which can affect concentration, work and family life. In others, sleep is simply unrefreshing. Importantly, some disorders in which sleep is disrupted by breathing irregularities (apnoeas) are associated with an increased risk of heart disease and stroke and affect driving, work performance and memory.

Harefield Hospital provides a multidisciplinary consultant-led sleep service that provides assessment and management for patients with sleep disorders, typically obstructive sleep apnoea. We primarily offer home multi-channel sleep studies as we recognise that most people prefer sleeping in their own bed rather than in hospital. If necessary, facilities are available for more complex sleep studies. The hospital also offers a fast-track sleep study service for professional drivers (HGV licence).

The sleep clinic at Harefield Hospital is supported by specialist sleep technicians from the department of respiratory physiology, who provide comprehensive technical support and clinical nurse/physiotherapy specialists.

Clinic days 

Every weekday

Clinical lead and clinical team 

Who should be referred? 

Our specialist team care for patients with problems related to: 

  • Sleep apnoea 
  • Troublesome snoring
  • Narcolepsy
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • REM sleep behaviour disorder
  • Idiopathic hypersomnia
  • Parasomnias
  • Circadian disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Obesity hypoventilation syndrome

Referral process 

Letters to be addressed to the Department of Respiratory Medicine, Harefield Hospital, Hill End Road, Harefield, Middlesex, UB9 6JH

Letters can also be faxed to 01895 828851

A professional driver (HGV licence) with suspected obstructive sleep apnoea should be marked URGENT to ensure a fast-track sleep study.

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