Sheffield Adult Neurological Sleep Service

The Sheffield Adult Neurological Sleep Service based at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital is a consultant-led service offering specialist assessment, diagnosis and treatment to patients with neurological sleep disorders.

We have excellent inpatient and outpatient diagnostic facilities offering full neurological and respiratory polysomnography.

The Team

Four consultant neurologists run sleep clinics supported by a team of dedicated consultant clinical neurophysiologists, respiratory physicians, psychologists and clinical physiologists within the sleep multidisciplinary team which meets on a monthly basis.

Sleep disorders

We specialise in conditions such as:
• Excessive daytime sleepiness due to narcolepsy and idiopathic hypersomnia
• Sleep walking, night terrors and dream sleep behaviour disorder leading people to act out their dreams
• Night time epilepsy
• Restless leg syndrome and other movement disorders of sleep


Please note we do not manage pure sleep disordered breathing conditions such as obstructive sleep apnoea (please refer these patients to local respiratory sleep clinics) but we do help to manage complex, refractory cases of sleep related breathing disorders, especially those with comorbid neurological conditions.

Pure insomnia disorders do not come under the remit of this neurological sleep clinic unless they are associated with other neurological disorders of sleep as stated above.

The Patient Experience

We accept referrals to the Sheffield Adult Neurological Sleep Service from any medical practitioners within the UK such as GPs other hospital physicians. Initial assessments will be made by our consultant followed by a sleep study if indicated.

Sleep studies can be conducted in a patient’s home or may involve a short hospital admission in a dedicated sleep observation suite.

Outpatient studies include :- pulse oximetry, polysomnography (PSG), ambulatory electroencephalography (EEG) & actigraphy.

Inpatient studies include :- full neurological and respiratory polysomnography, movement detection (electromyography), video recording of behavioural disturbance & multiple sleep latency testing (MSLT) for daytime sleepiness.

Results will be carefully assessed by the Sleep multidisciplinary team members.

Where necessary long term follow up will be arranged in the clinic to ensure optimal management of chronic neurological sleep problems.

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