Sleep Apnea/CPAP Management
Do you snore? Are you always tired?
You are not alone. many of us take a good night’s sleep for granted, unaware that up to 9% of the adult population suffer from a potentially life threatening disease known as obstructive sleep apnea.
Are you at risk? If you snore you may be at risk. Does your bed-partner report breathing pauses during sleep? Do you sometimes wake with a choking sensation at night? Do you wake feeling unrefreshed? Do you have morning headaches or tiredness? Do you struggle to concentrate or remember things? Do you toss and turn all night? These may indicate a sleep disorder.
Most at risk are those suffering with heart disease, type 2 diabetes, Blood pressure or are overweight. Your breathing may be being interrupted while you are asleep. There may a simple solution. CPAP is continuous positive airway pressure and is the gold standard treatment for Sleep Apnea.
Mandurah Physiotherapy provides treatment for sleep apnea. We have a sleep Specialist, Dr Scott Phung who attends our clinic regularly for client appointments. We also have a sleep technician on site for all your needs. Please consult your GP or specialist for referral to our sleep specialist or a sleep test referral. This test can be conducted at home or in a hospital. Alternatively call 9535 7439 and speak to one of our front desk staff. Tests may rebated by Medicare.
Take the Sleep Test and see if you might be suffering from sleep apnoea.