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 .
Have a question? Contact us. or book an appointmnent by clicking the Book Appointment link above
How would you like it if you could sleep like a baby?  Are you waking up but still tired? It is probably 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 machines (continuous positive air pressure) keep your airways open and keep the oxygen flowing resulting in less apnoea (stopping of breathing) events. for more information about sleep apnoea click here or book for a FREE sleep apnoea discussion (click on the book an appointment below)
© Active Pharmacy updated 2018
Score:   0-10    Normal range 10-12  Borderline 12-24  Possible sleep apnoea
Do you have sleep apnoea?  Try these two simple tests 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
Fisher & Paykel SleepStyle CPAP Machine
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 and Stop Bang test below to see if sleep apnoea may be your problem. If so see your doctor or come to us and get a referral for a sleep test
Resmed AirSense 10 Elite An advanced fixed-pressure therapy device with Climate Control, AutoRamp™ and advanced CSA and CSR detection. Features built-in wireless connectivity.*
The STOP-BANG test 1. Do you SNORE loudly (louder than talking or can be heard through closed doors)? 2. Do you often feel TIRED, fatigued, or sleepy during daytime? 3. Has anyone OBSERVED you stop breathing during your sleep? 4. Do you have or are you being treated for high blood PRESSURE? 5. BMI more than 35kg/m2? 6. AGE over 50 years old? 7. NECK circumference > 16 inches (40cm)? 8. GENDER: Male? High risk of OSA: Yes 5 - 8 Intermediate risk of OSA: Yes 3 - 4 Low risk of OSA: Yes 0 - 2
We hire and sell all CPAP equipment We sell fit, and service Fisher & Paykel, Resmed and Philips Respironics brands of CPAP equipment
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 .
How would you like it if you could sleep like a baby?  Are you waking up but still tired? It is probably 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 machines (continuous positive air pressure) keep your airways open and keep the oxygen flowing resulting in less apnoea (stopping of breathing) events. for more information about sleep apnoea click here or book for a FREE sleep apnoea discussion (click on the book an appointment below)
0 = would never doze 1 = Slight chance of dozing 2 = Moderate chance of dozing 3 = High chance of dozing
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
The STOP-BANG test 1. Do you SNORE loudly (louder than talking or can be heard through closed doors)? 2. Do you often feel TIRED, fatigued, or sleepy during daytime? 3. Has anyone OBSERVED you stop breathing during your sleep? 4. Do you have or are you being treated for high blood PRESSURE? 5. BMI more than 35kg/m2? 6. AGE over 50 years old? 7. NECK circumference > 16 inches (40cm)? 8. GENDER: Male? High risk of OSA: Yes 5 - 8 Intermediate risk of OSA: Yes 3 - 4 Low risk of OSA: Yes 0 - 2
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 and Stop Bang test below to see if sleep apnoea may be your problem. If so see your doctor or come to us and get a referral for a sleep test