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EEG (electroencephalogram)

A special test that shows brain activity as cells send messages (electrical signals) to each other. The EEG test involves the attachment of electrodes (flat metal discs) to either side of the scalp which record brain waves sending them to the EEG machine where can be shown on a monitor. Find out more about this test at the Brain and Spine Foundation.

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Neurosciences

Neurological Sleep Disorders

Contact: (0191) 282 3833 - Dr Kirstie Anderson


What are Neurological Sleep Disorders?

There are a wide range of conditions that cause sleep disturbance or daytime sleepiness. Some are abnormalities of breathing such as obstructive sleep apnoea and these are investigated and treated by the respiratory physicians within the team.

There are also a wide range of neurological conditions such as narcolepsy, restless legs syndrome, circadian rhythm disorders (abnormalities of the body clock) and parasomnias (sleep walking, sleep talking and dream sleep disorders) which disturb sleep.

Our Service

The regional sleep service is an integrated multidisciplinary service based at the Freeman Hospital. It is run by a team of Consultant Respiratory Physicians, a Consultant Neurologist as well as Specialist nurses and Clinical Physiologists with expertise and experience in managing a wide range of sleep disorders.

Patients are referred by GPs as well as a wide range of other hospital consultants.

Clinical expertise with a personal touch

We have extensive expertise within a wide range of sleep disorders and provide a multidisciplinary approach to decide which investigations and treatment are necessary for each patient. We have state of the art diagnostic facilities which allow us to investigate patients with either home sleep studies which can be for a single or multiple nights or in-patient polysomnography (sleep study).

More information

If you would liek more information on our Neurological Sleep Disorders Service, please do not hesitate to contact:

Dr Kirstie Anderson, Consultant Neurologist

Telephone: (0191) 282 3833

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