Healthy Sleep Clinic

The Monash University Healthy Sleep Clinic has been established to focus on research in insomnia, body clock disorders, and obstructive sleep apnoea. We bring together expertise of Monash University staff and external health professionals to provide an innovative multidisciplinary service involving sleep physicians, sleep psychologists, circadian rhythm experts and nurse practitioners.

Insomnia, Body Clock, and other non-breathing related sleep disorders

We seek to support:

  • Insomnia, such as difficulty falling asleep, sleeping through the night, wake up too early, and non-refreshed sleep.
  • Body clock or circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders, for example those with delayed sleep phase disorder, shift-workers with sleep difficulties, and irregular sleep schedules
  • Individuals with circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders, for example those with delayed sleep phase disorder, or shift-workers with sleep difficulties.
  • Other sleep disorders such as restless legs syndrome, nightmares, hypersomnia, narcolepsy.

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) Clinic

The Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) Clinic is staffed by academic sleep physicians with appointments at Monash Health and Monash University. The Clinic provides a state of the art clinical service for patients suspected to have OSA with a strong focus on professional training and research excellence. Patients have access to a broad range of OSA treatments and opportunities to participate in research, including trials of novel therapies.

We seek to support:

  • Individuals who snore or have suspected breathing issues during sleep, such as sleep apnoea
  • Individuals with sleep apnoea who want a second opinion regarding the optimal treatment
  • Research projects exploring new treatments for sleep apnoea, such as drug treatments and novel device therapies

Clinic leads

Dr Bei Bei Dr Bei Bei
Research lead
Associate Professor Darren mansfield Associate Professor Darren Mansfield
Medical lead
Associate Professor Garun Hamilton
Medical lead, OSA Clinic

Contact details and opening hours.

Healthy Sleep Clinic 
Turner Clinics
1/270 Ferntree Gully Road
Notting Hill VIC 3168
Telephone: 9905 1428
Fax: 03 9905 0605

Appointments available: Fridays 9am – 4.30pm

Eligibility and requirements for admission

Before you visit us, please visit your GP in order to obtain the following two referrals so you can receive Medicare rebates for your visits:

  • A referral to a Sleep Physician for the initial consultation
  • If you wish to see a Sleep Psychologist under Medicare you will also need a Mental Health Care Plan.

For an appointment with one of our Sleep physicians’ clients must be 18 years of age or over.
For an appointment with a sleep psychologist we are able to book appointments for both adults and adolescents.

If you are attending the clinic to seek services for Insomnia or body clock disorders we recommend you obtain both referrals during your visit to your GP, so you can receive the full benefits of our service without delay.

Cost of service

All physician appointments are bulk billed.

Appointments with the psychologist for comprehensive CBT-I package or circadian re-entraining incur a $50 out of pocket fee per appointment.

  • Clinical Psychologists: $179.55 ($50 out of pocket)
  • Psychologist: $138.25 ($50 out of pocket)

The out of pocket costs are based on rebates associated with using a Mental Health Care Plan.

Please contact our admin team if you are unable to use a Mental Health Care Plan or would like to discuss concession rates.

Types of Assessment used

We use a comprehensive and holistic assessment method including questionnaires, interviews, computerised assessment, diary keeping, and physiological tracking (eg. Activity watch). Our assessment is both initial to determine a treatment plan, and continuous to ensure treatment is tailored to the individuals needs throughout the entire treatment process.

Healthy Sleep Clinic patients have access to a broad range of treatments and opportunities to participate in research, including trials of novel therapies.

Types of Treatment used

We use a combination of cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling services, and state-of-the-art treatment methods including bright light therapy. Our treatment can run alongside most pharmaceutical treatment.

Location of service and travel

The Healthy Sleep Clinic is located in:
Building 1, 270 Ferntree Gully Road
Notting Hill VIC 3168

Free parking is available to the public in any park marked ‘Monash Permit Parking’.
Additional parking is available at 264 Ferntree Gully Road in the multi-storey park at an hourly rate.