Welcome to the website for the clinical sleep service of Dr Peter Venn and the team!


The site is designed to give you information about our service with advice about common disorders of sleep explained in simple lay terms, together with tips to help you sleep better. It is designed to inform patients and members of the public, and is not an online textbook of medical sleep disorders.


What's new?


The new clinic at Bognor War Memorial Hospital in West Sussex is now well estab;ished and already full for the next session which runs once a month at the present time. Patients from Chichester through to Worthing have told me that they appreciate being seen there without the need to travel to East Grinstead.   


However, there is a further benefit here.  In the first 3 months we have seen 42 patients at Bognor Hospital. Assuming thoses patients live close by, that means that they have travelled 6700 kilometers less to attend outpatients at East Grinstead.  That in turn equates to a total of 819 Kg less CO2 emitted by the average car to date - a staggering but real and very beneficial staistic for the environment!!


The Centre has an ever increasing number of referrals . Latest data shows that we completed 7200 patient episodes in 2007, but have completed over 17,000 at the end of the financial year in 2017 - a staggering increase in workload. We also completed the financial year in balance, demonstrating that the centre is well managed and sustainable.


Over Easter, air conditioning was installed in the centre and is to be commissioned this week. Study bedrooms get very hot in the summer because they face south, and a controlled enviroment will help to get top quality data from our in-patient studies.


We intend to apply for European accreditation for the Centre soon - and, if granted, we will become one of only four accredited centres in the UK.


Patients come from ever further afield, and over 12,000 are now treated with CPAP and NIV in the Centre, which is now regarded many GPs as the place to come for all sleep problems in the South East of England! We put about 25 new patients a week onto CPAP at the present time.


Another colleague Dr Tania Ahern specialises in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for insomnia, and practices in Chichester, West Sussex. Tania is a qualified GP with a diploma in CBT, and now specialises in this area of medicine.  Her website is available at and


If you are excessively sleepy in the daytime, snoring may be underlying it, and we can help. Please contact us for an appointment through Catherine Frantz.


Remember that I can help you with all other aspects of sleep as well, and not just with snoring or breathing disorders.  I specialise also in diagnosing insomnia, restless legs syndrome and in generally getting you a better nights sleep. 


Please contact Catherine Frantz on 07803 421447 to arrange a private appointment.


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Last update: 08:40am  04/07/2017