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).
What we do
Our specialist team of academic sleep clinicians, physiologists, sleep technicians, polysomnographers and nurses care for patients with problems relating to:
restless leg syndrome
REM sleep behaviour disorder
difficulties with going to sleep and staying asleep.
Clinicians and support staff
- Professor Anita Simonds, consultant in thoracic medicine
- Dr Matthew Hind, consultant physician
- Professor Michael Polkey, consultant physician
- Professor Mary Morrell, senior sleep physiologist
- Dr Michelle Chatwin, consultant physiotherapist
- Simon Heather, chief technician
- Elaine Pneh, nurse specialist
How to find the sleep centre
The Royal Brompton Centre for Sleep is located at the Old Fire Station, South Parade.
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Harefield Hospital sleep clinic
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.
Clinical lead and clinical team
Who should be referred?
Our specialist team care for patients with problems related to:
- Sleep apnoea
- Troublesome snoring
- Restless leg syndrome
- REM sleep behaviour disorder
- Idiopathic hypersomnia
- Circadian disorders
- Obesity hypoventilation syndrome
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.