What is sleep apnoea?
Sleep apnoea occurs when the walls of the throat come together during sleep, blocking off the upper airway. Breathing stops for a period of time (generally between ten seconds and up to one minute) until the brain registers the lack of breathing or a drop in oxygen levels and sends a small wake-up call. The sleeper rouses slightly, opens the upper airway, typically snorts and gasps, then drifts back to sleep almost immediately.
In most cases, the person suffering from sleep apnoea doesn’t even realise they are waking up. This pattern can repeat itself hundreds of times every night, causing fragmented sleep. This leaves the person feeling unrefreshed in the morning, with excessive daytime sleepiness, poor daytime concentration and work performance, and fatigue. It’s estimated that about five per cent of Australians suffer from this sleep disorder, with around one in four men over the age of 30 years affected.
For more information phone 03 5480 9555 or click the link below to access Sleep Hub, our preferred option for information and resources on sleep related issues.
Overnight home based sleep testing:
At Moama Pharmacy, we offer medicare rebated overnight sleep studies. For more information phone 03 5480 9555 or click the link below to book
Comprehensive sleep services:
At Moama Village Pharmacy we provide a comprehensive sleep service, including
- Overnight sleep studies: These are performed at home and may be subsidised by medicare, please contact us for more information.
- CPAP/Sleep apnoea treatment hire
- CPAP sales & service
- Mask fitting
- CPAP machine downloads and more.
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Interest free payment options:
At Moama Pharmacy, we offer simple, easy & interest free terms over 12, 18 or 24 months though CERTEGY - No interest loans.
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- Fisher and Paykel
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