Sleep Apnoea

What is Sleep Apnoea?

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) is a condition that causes the upper airway to collapse during sleep - as we relax into sleep, our muscles relax too. For OSA sufferers, this upper airway restriction can lead to a decrease in available oxygen.

You can stop breathing for 10 – 20 seconds or even more than a minute. This can happen hundreds of times a night, disturbing your sleep and leading to a myriad of health concerns. None of us know what is happening while we are asleep but if you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed below, call us today to arrange a sleep study or consultation.

How is Sleep Apnoea Treated?

CPAP – Continuous positive Airway Pressure. There are a few treatment methods for Sleep Apnoea. The best for you will be prescribed from the results of your sleep study by a sleep physician. CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) is the gold standard of care for sleep apnoea. This is why it is the most recommended treatment by sleep physicians Australia wide.

CPAP is air pressure that works like an airway splint to keep your airways open during sleep. The pressure required is individually determined so that you maintain healthy breathing and oxygen levels.

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