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Iontaobhas Apnoea Codlata na hÉireann

The Irish Sleep Apnoea Trust promotes awareness, understanding and treatment of Sleep Apnoea through education, research and fund raising.

Sleep Clinic Cavan General Hospital Sleep Disorders Unit Co. Cavan


Name/Address of Sleep Clinic

Respiratory Department,

Cavan General Hospital,


Co. Cavan.


Tel: 049-4361399

Fax: 049-4361059

Email: Respiratory  


Name of Consultant

Dr. James Hayes

Respiratory Physician

Address for GP Referral

Dr. James Hayes,

Respiratory Physician,

Cavan General Hospital,


Co. Cavan.

Are full overnight Polysomnogram facilities provided


If NO, the following are provided


Are Private Rooms provided for Sleep Studies




The following symptoms indicate that you may be suffering from a respiratory sleep disorder such as Sleep Apnoea:

    1. Loud snoring
    2. Cessation of breathing during sleep, followed by an abrupt awakening
    3. Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
    4. Drowsy driving
    5. Irritability
    6. Difficulty with concentration or repetitive tasks
    7. Difficulty with staying awake while watching television or reading
    8. Difficulty/impairment of short term memory
    9. Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
    10. Neck/collar size of 17 inches plus

These symptoms are merely indicators and are not meant as a definitive diagnosis.

Contact your General Practitioner/Family Doctor.

Explain the symptoms and request a referral to a Sleep Clinic.

If your symptoms include Excessive Daytime Sleepiness and affect your ability to drive or operate machinery you should stop these activities immediately as you are a danger to yourself, your family and your work colleagues.  Your GP should also inform the Sleep Clinic that your symptoms might be a danger to yourself and others.

If possible, agree or request to be placed on a ‘cancellation list’, however you must be available at short notice should a vacancy arise.

If you are unable to attend for your appointment make sure to let the Sleep Clinic know well in advance as they will be able to contact someone on the ‘cancellation list’.

Follow all instructions from the Sleep Clinic.

Remember, the only definite way to diagnose a respiratory sleep disorder is by way of a Sleep Study (Polysomnogram).  These can only be carried out by qualified staff in a Sleep Clinic.

The procedure is non invasive and painless.




Map Location Cavan General Hospital, Carraig Beag / Golf Links road Cavan as provided by Bing Maps

The main entrance to Cavan General Hospital Cork is on the Carraig Beag / Golf Links Road beside its junction with Rock Cross and Farnham road on the north western side of Cavan Town.

Main Entrance Cavan General Hospital

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If you need to hire a car or other vehicle while in Cavan, do so in advance and avail of Cost Effective car Rentals that can be rented in Cavan Town and other areas in Cavan.  The greater choice of vehicles is available at airports in Ireland.