Sleep studies

What is a sleep study?

A sleep study (or polysomnogram) provides information about breathing during sleep and sleep quality. A sleep study is most commonly performed when a child who snores or is restless during sleep. For more information about snoring click HERE.

Why have a sleep study with us?

No long waiting list 

Caring staff and a family friendly environment 

Full sized bed for guardian

High quality - ASA and NATA accredited

What is involved?

Children sleep overnight in a specially designed sleep laboratory

Their brain waves, breathing, movement and oxygen levels are monitored with special equipment

Nothing hurts and most children sleep normally



  • Mater Hospital - all ages (baby to teens)
  • Home studies - set up at Q-CLASS and performe din your own home

Townsville: Mater Hospital - 4 years and older


The cost of the sleep study and hospital admission is covered by private health funds

Depending upon policy an excess may apply

Item numbers 12210 or 12213 depending upon age

Uninsured - $850 ($650 if your child has a health care card)

Home studies cost $180 (no Medicare rebate is available, no insurance required)

Initial medical consultations - maximum gap of $180 (telehealth consultations are bulk-billed)

No out of pocket fee for reports, results discussions or telehealth consultations

How to arrange a sleep study:

Medicare requires that your child is referred by a doctor and assessed by a sleep specialist prior to the study

Telehealth consultations are available for those living outside of South East QLD

Outreach clinics: regular clinics in Townsville (Dr Burgess) and Cairns (Dr Suresh)

Contact QCLASS - phone 07 3161 0377 or click here