An estimated 1.5 million Australians have
sleep disorders, with about half of these having obstructive sleep apnoea.*
Breathing while we sleep is important -
nobody should find this fact surprising. What is surprising, is that a large
number of people have a condition called Obstructive Sleep Apnoea, and may not
know about it. Obstructive Sleep Apnoea is a condition wherein the soft tissues
of the throat relax so much while you are asleep that they prevent air reaching
your lungs. People with this condition wake up very briefly without
remembering, so they can breathe properly. The result is a disrupted sleep that
doesn't leave you feeling restored or refreshed, which in turn increases the
risks of snoring, diabetes, heart disease, and day time fatigue.
Capital Chemists provide an Obstructive Sleep
Apnoea Service for patients who have the condition; for people who are at risk
of the condition; and for people who are waking up after a long sleep feeling
like they haven't rested at all. The service includes:
- Diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea
with the use of a take-home monitoring device and input from a consultant sleep
- Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea
with masks and machines that provide Continual Positive Airway
Pressure to keep your airways open.
- Hire of masks and Continual
Positive Airway Pressure machines for short term use (especially
useful when you are on holiday and you have left your own at home).
Learn more about obstructive sleep apnoea
*Sleep Health Foundation 2010
Online booking not available. Please phone your local Capital Chemist store for more information.