For CPAP patients
What is CPAP? It stands for continuous positive airway pressure. CPAP is a breathing therapy device that delivers air to a mask worn over the nose and/or mouth to help consistent breathing. It is used primarily for sleep apnea, but also in the treatment of other breathing conditions.
We are currently issuing patients with Resmed Airsense 10 Autoset. You can find out more about the equipment via this link.
If you are experiencing problems with your machine or mask in the first instance please visit this website. If you would prefer to talk to one of our technicians please call 01342 305420 and press option 1 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that due to the number of calls and enquiries coming in we may not be able to answer your call so please leave a clear message. We aim to return calls within 24 hours Monday to Friday. The sleep unit is open Monday to Friday – 8.30am to 5pm. The phone line is not manned at the weekends.
Professor Adrian Williams
Professor of Sleep Medicine & Consultant Respiratory Physician
Specialist interests: sleep complaints in general, including sleep apnoea, restless legs, excessive sleepiness, sleepwalking, acting out dreams.
Professor Adrian Williams has had a long interest in sleep medicine dating back to research into the sudden infant death syndrome conducted at Harvard University. Subsequently he was appointed at UCLA, ultimately becoming a tenured Professor of Clinical Medicine and Chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. He developed what was to become the largest sleep service within the Veterans Administration while at the same time co-directing the UCLA Sleep Disorders Centre.
He was one of the early clinicians boarded in sleep medicine and has published widely in that field including early contributions recognising that systemic hypertension could in part be related to obstructive sleep apnoea.
In the UK he has helped develop the Guy’s and St Thomas’ Sleep Disorders Centre into the largest and most active in the UK. He is a founding member of the Sleep Section of the Royal Society of Medicine, is one of Europe’s few recognised somnologists, as well as having been awarded the UK’s first Chair in Sleep Medicine.
Sleep Disorder Centre opening times
Monday to Friday – 8.30am to 5pm
Saturday/Sunday/Bank holidays – closed
Please do not attend the Sleep Disorder Centre without a prior arranged appointment as this could result in a wasted journey.
“Every contact I’ve had the centre, be it cheery admin staff calling regarding appointments through to ‘sleeping over’, has been completely positive and I want to thank everyone of you.”