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ALWAYS  TIRED ? 

SNORING  BADLY ?
TROUBLE  SLEEPING ?
WE'RE HERE TO HELP
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ABOUT US

The SA Sleep Lab has been serving patients with sleep and snoring testing and treatment for over 3 decades.

Our teams of sleep doctors, technologists and assistants are headed by physician pulmonologist, Dr Luke Krige, and assist patients in the diagnosis, testing and treatment of sleep related disorders, with a specific focus on snoring, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and insomnia.

If you wake up in the morning not feeling rested, have trouble sleeping, suffer from loud snoring or daytime fatigue / sleepiness, please contact us or your health care practitioner to assess your risk, and assist your recovery. 

The SA Sleep Lab testing and treatment is covered by the majority of medical aids and hospital plans as heavy snorers and poor sleepers are at increased risk of heart attacks, strokes and other serious ailments.

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Covid-19:  We remain open through the Covid-19 outbreak. We have opened a private consultation location and staggered our sleep consultations to ensure social distancing. Telephonic consultations can also be provided. Our private individual rooms and sanitized locations safeguard your privacy and protection for in-lab sleep testing. Where in-lab sleep testing is not feasible, a home based sleep screening may be performed.

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" Thank you for the exceptional friendly service and care "

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" Baie dankie vir uitsonderlike diens "

" Very helpful staff "

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" Thank you Doc and all the Sleep Lab staff for your warm professionalism and giving me exactly what I needed! " 

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" Thank you for the excellent service and care " 

" The Sleep Lab staff are great! Very helpful and informed! "

Some recent comments on our anonymous patient feedback forms;
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WHAT WE DO

 

Assessment: The start of the sleep and snoring recovery process is an initial consultation with our sleep doctor to understand your situation, symptoms and assess your sleep testing requirements. Many patients find this consultation very beneficial in improving sleeping habits and may not require further sleep testing.

Testing: Where sleep testing is required, it is performed in the private rooms of the sleep laboratories and is covered by the majority of medical aids and hospital plans. Our office will gain authorization from your medical aid and the sleep testing is performed overnight from 7pm to 5am, so does not require any time away from standard working hours. Out of town patients often arrive in the evening and go back the following morning. A home based sleep screening may be applicable where in-lab testing is not feasible.

Treatment: Should the sleep testing indicate a snoring or sleep breathing disorder, a sleep treatment night is performed in the private rooms of the sleep laboratories where treatment is administered and monitored to ensure effectiveness. Our office will gain authorization from your medical aid and sleep treatment is performed overnight from 7pm to 5am, so does not require any time away from standard working hours. Out of town patients often arrive in the evening and go back the following morning.

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Discharge: Following the sleep testing and treatment process, a discharge consultation is held with the doctor to outline the ongoing treatment protocol and any medication or medical equipment required.

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OUR TEAM

Our team of sleep doctors, technologists and assistants is headed by Dr Luke Krige, a very experienced physician pulmonologist, who has been practicing as such for the last 40 odd years.

Dr Krige sits on the Medical Steering Committee of the SA Society for Sleep and Health (SASSH) and has run sleep laboratories for the last 3 decades.  He has a Masters Degree in Sleep Medicine from Oxford University and has presented locally and internationally on sleep and complications related to sleep apnea.

Our doctors have great empathy for people suffering from snoring and sleep disorders with all the physical, mental and psychological problems that these conditions can give rise to. We believe these patients can be significantly helped.

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WHAT IS SLEEP TESTING ?

Polysomnography, also called a sleep study or sleep testing, is a test used to diagnose sleep disorders. An in-lab sleep study provides the most complete evaluation of your sleep and is performed overnight at our sleep laboratories' private sound-proofed rooms with 24 hour nursing assistance. A polysomnographic sleep study records a large variety of information including your brain waves, the oxygen level in your blood, heart rate and breathing, as well as eye and leg movements during the study.

A home sleep apnea test (HSAT) is a simplified version of in-lab polysomnography that can screen certain patients for obstructive sleep apnea from the comfort of the home. Home sleep apnea tests are not as comprehensive as in-lab polysomnography but can be effective for certain patients and conditions.

A home sleep staging assessment is a 7 night home-based sleep assessment which maps your sleep patterns and stages to assist diagnosis and treatment for patients suffering from insomnia and general sleeping difficulties. 

Following the initial consultation, our team will advise you on the appropriate testing, and depending on the sleep study results, will confirm the correct diagnosis and the best treatment options available.

WHAT IS SLEEP APNEA ?

Obstructive sleep apnea or OSA is a common and serious sleep disorder that causes you to stop breathing during sleep and has links to heart complications in addition to severe fatigue. With OSA, the airway repeatedly becomes constricted limiting the amount of air that reaches your lungs. When this happens, you may snore loudly or make choking noises as you try to breathe. Your brain and body become oxygen deprived and may wake you sufficiently to breathe again, although you may not be aware this. This may happen a few times a night or several hundred times a night severely limiting any rest gained from a night's sleep.

 

Symptoms to look out for include;

  • Loud Snoring,

  • Daytime fatigue / sleepiness;

  • Gasping or choking during sleep;

  • Pauses in breathing whilst asleep;

  • A dry mouth or throat;

  • Waking up frequently to go to the toilet

  • Loss of libido / sexual dysfunction

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CONTACT US

Call us to discuss your situation and schedule an appointment, or send us an email and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Central Contact Centre - All Locations

087 087 7232

SA SLEEP LAB LOCATIONS

Johannesburg

1 De La Rey Rd,

Rivonia (Edenberg),

Sandton

Port Elizabeth / Gqeberha

Room 305, Netcare Greenacres Hospital, Corner Cape Rd & Rochelle Drive, Greenacres

East London

Leadwood House, Cedar Square Business Park, Bonza Bay Rd, Beacon Bay

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