Melbourne Children's Sleep Centre

Melbourne Children's Sleep Centre

We perform more than 950 sleep studies every year.

Appointments and general enquiries: +61 3 9594 2900

About the Melbourne Children's Sleep Centre

Melbourne Children’s Sleep Centre (MCSC) is Victoria’s only dedicated children’s sleep centre and laboratory providing consultations and sleep studies for all paediatric sleep problems.

The Adamson Sleep Laboratory has four overnight sleep bedrooms and provides sleep services for infants, children and teenagers.

Our expert team performs nearly 1000 sleep studies on patients a year.

Associate Professor Margot Davey is director of the centre which is staffed by consultant sleep and respiratory paediatricians, sleep scientists and nurses experienced in the diagnosis and management of all paediatric sleep disorders.

The MCSC is located in the new Monash Children’s Hospital, Ward 4E , Level 4, and operates Monday to Friday. Home overnight oximetry is offered Monday to Friday.

Services

Melbourne Children’s Sleep Centre runs the following services:

  • Outpatient assessment and consultation
  • Overnight sleep studies
  • Home oximetry service
  • Non-invasive ventilation service
  • Home apnoea monitor program

Appointments

To make an appointment you will need a letter of referral from a doctor (GP, paediatrician, ENT surgeon etc).

For an appointment call (03) 9594 2900 or fax to (03) 8572 3878.

Find out more about the Melbourne Children's Sleep Centre.

Clinical services

Appointments with the Monash Lung and Sleep Department may be made to see a Paediatric sleep physician.

Hours: 8.30am - 5pm, Monday - Friday.

Call: + 61 3 9594 2900

Our services include:

  • Lung function tests
  • Oxygen assessments
  • Childrens' sleep study
  • Cystic fibrosis - find out more about cystic fibrosis
  • Adult sleep study
  • Clinical research trials.

Referrals: Referrals to the Unit are received from general practitioners, ear, nose and throat specialists and paediatricians from across the State. Infants and children who have problems in either initiating or maintaining sleep are referred. The major medical problem seen is Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS), while others include central hypoventilation disorder, neuromuscular disorders, infants who have had an Apparent Life Threatening Events (ALTE) and nocturnal epilepsy. A major cause of sleep disorders in babies and children are behavioural problems and parasomnias. The Unit offers a full clinical assessment, counselling and behavioural programmes for these and other sleep related problems.

Research

Research in the Melbourne Children’s Sleep Centre, led by A/Prof Margot Davey and A/Prof Gillian Nixon focusses on key clinical questions in paediatric sleep medicine, with the goal of answering these questions and translating research findings directly into clinical care, for improved outcomes in children with sleep disorders.

Find out more about Paediatrics - Sleep and Complex Conditions Research