SLEEP APNEA

What is Sleep Apnoea?

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) is a condition where the upper airway partially and completely blocks for periods during sleep, this condition often leads to daytime sleepiness and is associated with the development of cardiovascular disease.

Untreated sleep apnoea may cause increased risk of medical conditions, such as high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, diabetes and can cause poor sleep quality.

A sleep study is required to assess your condition.

Sleep Apnoea Treatment

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is the leading therapy for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea. The patient wears a nasal or face mask during sleep, which is connected to a pump that provides a positive flow of air into the nasal passages in order to keep the airway open and allow better quality sleep.

If you require sleep apnea treatment the most important aspect to consider when you are contemplating CPAP therapy is education and follow-up service. At Shepparton Sleep Centre our highly trained CPAP consultants will spend as much time as required with you to ensure that you are confident with your treatment.