The Sheffield Adult Neurological Sleep Service based at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital is a consultant lead service offering specialist assessment, diagnosis and treatment to patients with a variety of sleep disorders. We have excellent inpatient and outpatient diagnostic facilities offering full neurological and respiratory polysomnography.

The Team

Our consultant Neurologist , Dr Gary J Dennis, runs 2 sleep clinics per week 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

We also have strong links with local sleep centres and help to manage complex cases of sleep related breathing disorders such as sleep apnoea. We also assess many patients with insomnia and provide management of any associated neurological problems and suggestions for psychological treatments if necessary.

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.

Useful links

British Sleep Society

American Sleep Association


Additional Information

Diagnostic Algorhythm for Insomnia

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