Sleep Management

Below are a few questions to ask yourself or your bed-partner. If you answer yes to 2 or more of these questions you should ask your physician about sleep apnoea.

  1. Do you snore loudly?
  2. Do you have high blood pressure or diabetes?
  3. Does your bed-partner tell you that you sometimes stop breathing or gasp for breath at night?
  4. During the day do you suffer from a lack of energy or an overwhelming urge to sleep?
  5. Do you ever fall asleep when you don’t intend to (i.e. at your desk or while sitting quietly in the car in traffic)?
  6. Has your bed-partner relocated himself/herself to another room?
  7. Do you wake with a choking sensation at night?
  8. Are you a restless sleeper?
  9. Do you wake in the morning feeling unrefreshed or groggy?
  10. Do you wake with a dry mouth?
  11. Do you suffer from morning headaches or poor memory and concentration?

 

Treating OSA

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is the most common and effective treatment of OSA.

CPAP therapy is administered through a mask that seals over the nose, mouth or both nose and mouth.

The CPAP unit supplies a gentle air pressure that splints the upper airway and prevents obstruction. This allows the person to breathe uninterrupted during sleep.

Our Sleep Services

If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnoea, or if you think you may have sleep apnoea, please call us on (03) 9306 8196 to discuss our CPAP treatment options (including machine & mask rental and/or the purchase of CPAP equipment) as well as our Home-Based Sleep Study service.