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Practice 92 Limited

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Sleep and Insomnia Clinic

Dr Tony Fernando is our Sleep and Insomnia Specialist at Practice 92 in Mt Eden.  At present we do have a long waiting list but we also offer cancellations if you are flexible and can come at short notice. 

Dr Antonio Fernando
Consultant Psychiatrist and Sleep & Insomnia Specialist
Appointments are 1.1/2 hrs for the initial assessment and consultation: $580
Follow up appointments are 20 minutes: $190

To make a referral please contact: Practice 92 Mt Eden on 09 638 9804 or fax a referral to: 09 638 9814. Referrals may also be emailed to: prac92@ihug.co.nz

Once a referral is received a sleep diary, sleep questionnaire, a cover letter and a map of how to find Practice 92 will be sent to the patient.

Sleep/Insomnia

Insomnia is one of the most common medical problems. It is defined as poor quality sleep, often with a long wait for sleep to happen, middle of the night awakening or waking up too early. At least 10% of adults in the developed world have chronic, longstanding insomnia. Treating insomnia is not as simple as avoiding coffee and having a warm milk or bath at night. A detailed assessment is necessary to find out what exactly is causing insomnia.

Different causes of insomnia include

  •  long standing poor sleep habits
  •  anxiety, stress and depression
  •  biological clock problems
  •  chronic pain
  •  certain personality types
  •  medical or neurological problems
  •  substances.

Only after a cause is identified should a proper treatment plan ensue.Treatment of insomnia can include:

1)   non medication, psychological approaches

2)   bright light and hormone treatments

3)   medications.

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