Snoring and sleep disorder clinic 

This service offers:

  • Out-patient consultation including flexible endoscopy to assess upper airway collapse. Multidisciplinary team involvement for planning treatment.
  • Investigations:
    • Home sleep studies,
    • Sleep assessments (sleep actigraphy and sleep diaries)
    • Hospital-based full polysomnography(AASM standard).
    • Further detailed assessment of the upper airway in the dynamic mode is performed using sleep nasendoscopy (drug-induced sleep).
  • Treatments: surgical and non-surgical are available including nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), nasal septal surgery and surgery to soft palate and tongue using laser and radiofrequency thermotherapy. Transoral robotic surgery for CPAP failures where midline glossectomy and or epiglottic wedge resection can be performed. Patients may be referred to an orthodontist for mandibular advancement splints. Sleep improvement programme and cognitive behavioural therapy for sleep disturbance and insomnia.
  • A Consultant lead CPAP support service which provides continued long-term care for CPAP patients and complex CPAP patients.

 

Dr John Ruddock Ear, nose and throat services (ENT), Snoring and sleep disorder clinic
Dr Sara McNeillis Ear, nose and throat services (ENT), Snoring and sleep disorder clinic
Mr Bhik Kotecha Ear, nose and throat services (ENT), Snoring and sleep disorder clinic

 Contact details

Snoring and sleep disorder clinic
Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital
330-332 Gray’s Inn Road
London, WC1X 8DA

Patient enquiries
Telephone: 0203 456 5301
Email: Sleep.RNTNEH@uclh.nhs.uk

GP enquiries
Telephone: 0203 456 5301
Fax: 0203 447 9354
Email: Sleep.RNTNEH@uclh.nhs.uk

Service manager - Kate Petts
Email: kate.petts@nhs.net