Sleep Laboratory

MAC Clinical Research - Sleep Laboratory at our Merseyside site.

Our Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered sleep laboratory, has been tailored to conduct highly specialised sleep research studies and healthcare services. This state-of-the-art facility enables us to generate high quality diagnostic sleep study reports in a comfortable, safe and private environment. MAC Clinical Research have invested in the latest sleep equipment which has been proven to deliver high quality research data to our study sponsors as well as giving patients a sleep profile through identifying or ruling out potential sleep disorders.

We have a dedicated sleep team based in our MAC Merseyside site, which includes a Sleep Physiologist, Sleep Technician, Neurophysiologists and an experienced clinical team who all have full training and are competent in conducting a range of sleep and neurophysiological assessments.

All bedrooms have an en-suite and are fitted with a smart TV and WiFi access, to make them as comfortable as possible.  The facility has a comfortable lounge to relax in, with all meal times catered for according to study protocols.

  • Quantitative Electroencephalography (qEEG) - The qEEG process allows us to create a brain map through a combination of precise measurement and quantitative comparisons. This assessment not only measures brain waves, it also measures amplitude, location, thinking speed and network integration with all crucial patterns involved in optimal mental functioning.

  • Full Polysomnography Assessment - We can perform a full polysomnography assessment which helps diagnose potential sleep disorders. This assessment looks at brain activity with EEG, oxygen levels in the blood, heart rate and breathing, as well as eye and leg movements during the night to analyse sleep quality.

  • 24-hour Holter Monitor - This is a continuous test to record the hearts rate and rhythm over time. Participants wear a Holter monitor for 24 hours in the sleep clinic to help evaluate the hearts function throughout different times of the day and night.

  • Blood Assessments - Blood assessments can be taken across different time periods, both during the day and throughout different times of the night. These bloods will be taken remotely and via a cannula to avoid disruption.

Overview of the Sleep Laboratory:

  • Three sleep lab bedrooms (2 adult and 1 adult/paediatric), adhering to AASM guidelines.  Each with en-suite, smart TV and WiFi

  • The entire facility is fully sound proofed

  • Bedrooms have sound and light proof entrance via a vestibule

  • Fully controllable lighting

  • Infra-red HD video system

  • Xltek® HD PSG system and Natus® SleepWorks

  • Remote intravenous blood sampling

  • Leg electrodes to record movement for limb movement disorder (RAT and LAT)

  • Body position analysed by body position sensor and video

  • Intercom system

  • No windows in the bedrooms

  • Experienced dedicated sleep lab team

  • Air-conditioning and ventilation

  • Food and drink provided according to study protocol

  • Comfortable relaxation lounge area with smart TV

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