Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common form of sleep disorder affecting over 1.8 million Australians. It is the partial or complete blockage of a person’s airways whilst they are sleeping, which triggers the brain to wake up in order to gasp for air.
Although people may not be consciously aware that this is happening, these events can occur more than 50 times per hour! Daytime symptoms of obstructive sleep apnoea include; early morning headaches, tiredness, poor concentration and irritability, whilst night time symptoms consist of; pauses in breathing, loud snoring, choking or gasping for air and frequent bathroom visits.
Sleep is an essential aspect of our health and well being. Lack of sleep can potentially lead to weight gain, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and poor mental health. With this in mind, the team at TerryWhite Chemmart Samford are taking bookings for sleep studies that are carried out in the comfort of your own home. So, if you think you or a loved one may have sleep apnea, you can now book in for an over-night sleep study.
Studies are non-invasive, convenient, and can be performed in the comfort of your own home. The study results arrive back in the pharmacy within two weeks, where one of their sleep consultants will discuss your results and treatment options with you. The most common treatment for OSA is continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines, which involves the delivery of air through the airways in order to help them stay open, thus preventing collapse whilst sleeping.
In order to ensure that settling into therapy is as comfortable as possible, TerryWhite Chemmart are offering a four-week machine trial. Throughout this period, weekly appointments allow the team to ensure your mask is fitting correctly and you are being treated effectively.
The friendly team at TerryWhite Chemmart Samford are here to guide you through your journey of improving your sleep health and overall quality of life. For more information, call 3289 1559.