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Cpap Machines

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Cpap Machines

The most common treatment for sleep apnea is the CPAP or continuous positive airway pressure machine. This device is recommended for people who are suffering from moderate or severe sleep apnea. CPAP also helps stop snoring in people with no sleep apnea.

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A Home Sleep Study Process

Posted by on Sep 15, 2010 in Featured, Home Sleep Study | 0 comments

If you think you need a home sleep study, here are the steps to follow: 1.   See Your General Practitioner. Your GP will fill in a Referral Form 2.  Request your GP Medical Centre to fax it to us on 07 3381 9025 3.   We will call you to set an appointment 4.   We will come to your home on the night of the appointment 5.   At appointment time, ensure you have showered and are dressed in decent sleeping clothes 6.   Our Sleep Technician will come to your home and attach the portable sleep test equipment on you 7.   Limit your activities for the night and go to bed early so the testing equipment can capture sufficient sleep data 8.   Next morning, remove the sleep test equipment, pack it carefully in its bag, and return it according to your sleep technician’s instructions 9.  Your Sleep Technician will contact you when your Sleep Study has been analysed by your Sleep Specialist 10.  We will advise you if you need to see the Sleep...

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Home Sleep Study in Brisbane

Posted by on Sep 15, 2010 in Featured, Home Sleep Study | 0 comments

Home Sleep Study in Brisbane

Are people telling you that you snore loudly, or even stop breathing when you sleep? Get yourself tested with a home sleep study in Brisbane. Brisbane has several sleep hospitals and sleep labs in several places. But did you know that you can have this sleep test in the comfort of your own bed? In fact, because you are more comfortable in your own room, you tend to sleep better and so, the polysomnograph may be able to collect more data for the sleep physician to analyse.

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Home Sleep Study Planning

Posted by on Sep 15, 2010 in Featured, Home Sleep Study | 0 comments

Home Sleep Study Planning

What Happens During A Home Sleep Study?

Our Sleep Technician will come to your home a few hours before you go to bed between 5.00- 8.00 p.m. to attach the portable sleep study machine (called a Polysomnograph or PSG) to you. We require that you have showered before then and are dressed ready for bed. Prepare for this sleep study by not planning anything stressful for the evening so you can give your full attention to the sleep study procedures. In addition to the actual attachment of the machine, the Sleep Technician will measure your blood pressure, lung function, and fill in some paperwork. Our SleepTechnician will need about 1 hour and 15 minutes for the whole visit.

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How Much Does A Home Sleep Study Cost

Posted by on Sep 15, 2010 in Featured, Home Sleep Study | 0 comments

How Much Does A Home Sleep Study Cost

If you have a referral from your GP, Medicare will cover the majority of the cost of Nexus Healthcare Home Sleep Study. There is an additional cost to cover your Home Service by the Sleep Technician and the time it takes to download your study. You will need to pay this during the appointment time when the portable polysomnogram (PSG, the portable sleep study device) is attached to you.

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Alice PDx Home Sleep Study Device

Posted by on Sep 15, 2010 in Featured, Home Sleep Study | 0 comments

Alice PDx Home Sleep Study Device

For our Home Sleep Studies, we use the Alice PDx, a portable polysomnograph, a device for portable diagnosis of cardio-respiratory sleep disorders used by sleep labs, office-based doctors and home care providers. It provides for a 12 -16 lead channel study including leg movements. The Alice PDx is easy for the Sleep Technician to set up for the patient’s use in the comfort and privacy of their home.

The channels include:
7 Neuro Channels (EEG or EOG)
3 Differential EMG, plus references and ground
2 ECG providing measured and derived channels
Pressured Based (with snore) and Thermal Airflow
zRIP Effort (Abnomen and Thorax)
SpO2 (also Pleth and Pulse Rate)
Body Position

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Sleep Apnea and Gestational Diabetes

Posted by on Sep 15, 2010 in Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Sleep News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Sleep Apnea and Gestational Diabetes

Gestational Diabetes Linked To Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Pregnant Women

Between three and eight per cent of pregnant women will develop gestational diabetes in Australia. Gestational diabetes is a condition where glucose levels in the blood rise to above normal levels in pregnant women. This form of diabetes occurs typically in the second trimester.

A new study found a link between gestational diabetes and sleep apnea, which causes brief interruptions in breathing during sleep. If sleep apnea goes untreated, it can raise the risk for stroke, cardiovascular disease and heart attacks.

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Sleep Apnea

Posted by on Sep 15, 2010 in Featured, Obstructive Sleep Apnea | 0 comments

Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a condition where you temporarily stop breathing (apnea or apnoea) while you’re sleeping. Your breaths could also be very shallow (hypopnea or hypopnoea). These temporary cessations of breathing or bouts of shallow breathing can last from a few seconds to a few minutes and can happen so many times an hour, even more than 30-60 times within a one-hour time span.

They may be accompanied by loud snorting, gasping or choking. This condition can interrupt you from getting a good night’s sleep, causing you to be tired and sleepy during the day.

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Sleep Apnea and Women Brain Damage

Posted by on Sep 15, 2010 in Obstructive Sleep Apnea | 0 comments

Sleep Apnea and Women Brain Damage

Women With Sleep Apnea Have Higher Degree of Brain Damage Than Men, Study Shows

A first-of-its-kind study into sleep apnea has shown that women suffering from sleep apnea have, on the whole, a higher degree of brain damage than men with the disorder. The findings were presented last December 2012 by researchers at the UCLA School of Nursing.

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Snoring

Posted by on Sep 15, 2010 in Sleep News | 0 comments

Snoring

Wake Up To Snoring: Snoring, Even With No Sleep Apnea, May Be Early Signs of Future Health Risks

Snoring may put you at high risk to have thickening or abnormalities in the carotid artery, greater even than those who are overweight, who smoke or have high cholesterol, according to researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.

The carotid arteries are the pair of arteries that supply the head, neck, and brain with oxygenated blood. The increased thickening in the lining of these two large blood vessels is a precursor to atherosclerosis, a hardening of the arteries responsible for many vascular diseases.

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