Sleep apnoea occurs when a person stops breathing while asleep, and may last from 10 seconds to a minute; breathing resumes when the person arouses slightly from sleep.
This may occur many times during the night, causing fragmented sleep. The severity of the condition is determined by the frequency of these events. Sufferers have an increased risk of hypertension, cardiovascular disease, stroke, daytime sleepiness and motor vehicle accidents, and are likely to have a reduced quality of life.
Our Plaza pharmacists can provide you with the right advice on the best treatment for you. We discuss with you your sleep habits and overall health. Treatment can vary from person to person and according to the severity of the sleep apnoea.
We communicate and collaborate with relevant clinicians, such as referring doctors or sleep clinicians. We can make sure you get the right products to improve your sleep, as well as supply CPAP equipment and demonstrate its use.
Pop in store for more details and click here to download a sleep study referral form for your doctor to complete.