Sleep Apnoea

What is sleep apnoea?

Sleep apnoea or obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), happens when a person’s throat is partly or completely blocked while they sleep. Your body senses that you have stopped breathing and a control centre in your brain triggers you to wake up just enough to gasp for air and to breath and then to fall back to sleep. The sufferer is often unaware of it happening, but always wake feeling tired. The most common symptoms and signs of OSA include snoring and excessive daytime sleepiness. Partners may witness apnoeas (pauses in breathing) or choking and coughing during periods of sleep. The patient may also be a restless sleeper and a heavy sweater.

What is sleep apnoea?

Sleep apnoea or obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), happens when a person’s throat is partly or completely blocked while they sleep. Your body senses that you have stopped breathing and a control centre in your brain triggers you to wake up just enough to gasp for air and to breath and then to fall back to sleep. The sufferer is often unaware of it happening, but always wake feeling tired. The most common symptoms and signs of OSA include snoring and excessive daytime sleepiness. Partners may witness apnoeas (pauses in breathing) or choking and coughing during periods of sleep. The patient may also be a restless sleeper and a heavy sweater.

At Lockyer Valley Pharmacy, we specialise in the treatment of sleep apnoea

At Lockyer Valley Pharmacy, we specialise in the treatment of sleep apnoea

Testing for sleep apnoea

Lockyer Valley Pharmacy has been proudly offering the local community a gold standard of sleep apnoea diagnosis and support, since 2013.

We pride ourselves in offering a very professional and extensive service range to our customer including at home testing, reporting and product range. The benefits of our service include:

  • Conducted in the patients home sleep environment and sleep patterns.
  • Compared to a hospital setting where it is often difficult to fall asleep whereby result might be inconclusive.
  • No travelling required.
  • We offer every customer a personal and professional service.
  • We ensure every patient understands their diagnosis and what the readings means in relation to their health and further treatment options.
  • No ongoing consultation costs.
  • Hire of sleep apnea machines.
  • Included in the hire cost is the opportunity to try different mask to best fit the patient and deliver optimum results.
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