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It’s always best to ask the experts. Call us or book an appointment using the contact us tab for a no obligation explanation of what’s involved in treating sleep apnoea .
Snoring can be cured by using sleep apnoea technology
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How would you like it if you could tripple your sleep efectiveness? Waking up but still tired is because your sleep has been effected through the night. Sleep apnoea is where you stop breathing many times throughout the night. Your body then wakes you up to start you breathing again. You may not know it but some people can be woken up 30 times an hour. This “waking” up means that your body can not enter the “deep sleep” stage of sleeping and this is like not sleeping at all. No wonder you are tired in the morning.  CPAP (continuous positive air pressure) machines keep you airways open and keep the oxygen flowing resulting in less apnoea (stopping of breathing) events. Maybe only 1 or 2 an hour. You may also suffer from a small airway. This creates a vibration when you breath. One of the many reasons for snoring. CPAP (continuous positive air pressure) machines keep your airways open
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Score:   0-10    Normal range 10-12  Borderline 12-24  Possible sleep apnoea
Do you have sleep apnoea?  Take the 8 question test. (The EPWORTH test) Rate your chance of falling asleep For each question give yourself between 0 to 3 points. 1. Sitting and reading 2. Watching TV 3. Sitting, inactive in a public place (e.g. a theatre or a meeting) 4. As a passenger in a car for an hour without a break 5. Lying down to rest in the afternoon when circumstances permit 6. Sitting and talking to someone 7. Sitting quietly after a lunch without alcohol 8. In a car, while stopped for a few minutes in the traffic Total . . . . .
If you are in the 12-24 range you should book an appointment with us to discuss your options. We can arrange a home based sleep study for you. Think of it …… you can soon have an answer. Note to do the study we need a referral from your doctor. We can give you all the forms for you to give your doctor
0 = would never doze 1 = Slight chance of dozing 2 = Moderate chance of dozing 3 = High chance of dozing
Ways to improve your sleep 1. Stick to a regular sleep and presleep schedule 2. Don’t nap during the day or if you must limit your nap to a 15 minute power nap. Try not to nap at all after mid afternoon. 3. Don’t use your phone / pad whilst in bed before sleep. 4. Go to bed to sleep, 5. Limit caffeine and nicotine - especially in the afternoon 6. Avoid alcohol before bed 7. Stress less. Worries mulling over in your mind effect sleep. Manaage stress by relaxing before bed. Avoid organising your next day whilst laying in bed. 8. Do the quick Epworth test below to see if sleep apnoea may be your problem. If so see your doctor and get a referral for a sleep test
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Active Pharmacy Health - Wellbeing - Fun
It’s always best to ask the experts. Call us or book an appointment using the contact us tab for a no obligation explanation of what’s involved in treating sleep apnoea .
Snoring can be cured by using sleep apnoea technology
How would you like it if you could tripple your sleep efectiveness? Waking up but still tired is because your sleep has been effected through the night. Sleep apnoea is where you stop breathing many times throughout the night. Your body then wakes you up to start you breathing again. You may not know it but some people can be woken up 30 times an hour. This “waking” up means that your body can not enter the “deep sleep” stage of sleeping and this is like not sleeping at all. No wonder you are tired in the morning.  CPAP (continuous positive air pressure) machines keep you airways open and keep the oxygen flowing resulting in less apnoea (stopping of breathing) events. Maybe only 1 or 2 an hour. You may also suffer from a small airway. This creates a vibration when you breath. One of the many reasons for snoring. CPAP (continuous positive air pressure) machines keep your airways open
Finance We are able to help you finance your CPAP purchase with easy payment plans
0 = would never doze 1 = Slight chance of dozing 2 = Moderate chance of dozing 3 = High chance of dozing
F&P ICON™ Auto
Do you have sleep apnoea? Take the 8 question test. (The EPWORTH test) Rate your chance of falling asleep For each question give yourself between 0 to 3 points. 1. Sitting and reading 2. Watching TV 3. Sitting, inactive in a public place (e.g. a theatre or a meeting) 4. As a passenger in a car for an hour without a break 5. Lying down to rest in the afternoon when circumstances permit 6. Sitting and talking to someone 7. Sitting quietly after a lunch without alcohol 8. In a car, while stopped for a few minutes in the traffic Total . . . . .
© Active Pharmacy updated  2018
Score: 0-10    Normal range 10-12  Borderline 12-24  Possible sleep apnoea
If you are in the 12-24 range you should book an appointment with us to discuss your options. We can arrange a home based sleep study f or you. Think of it …… you can soon have an answer. Note to do the study we need a referral from your doctor. We can give you all the forms for you to give your doctor