August 2013

Free Sleep Apnoea Education Session

Free Sleep Apnoea Education Session on Tuesday September 24 at 11:00am

All are welcome including Sleep Apnoea patients and family members, nurses, carers, allied health professionals.
Attendance by registration. P: 9252 6144

The Topics Covered:

  • What is sleep apnoea? An insight into sleep apnoea research.
  • How to best care for a CPAP Machine - cleaning and maintenance, how to clean
    the water chamber, tips for eliminating build up in the water chamber etc.
  • How to best care for a CPAP Mask – Getting a good mask seal, cleaning and
    care procedures for your mask
  • Questions and Answer Session with an experienced Sleep Scientist and Sleep Consultant

There are limited spaces available so register now to secure your spot!!

To register for the event please phone Sleep Centres of Australia on 9332 8890 or email

Who should have a Sleep Study?

Why is it so important to recognise the signs and symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea? What is a CPAP Machine? How can a dental device help? Who should have a Sleep Study?

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea or OSA can lead to other conditions, known as co-morbidities, such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and is definitely linked to the Obesity Epidemic.This is why early diagnosis and treatment – like all things in medicine – is the key prevention to the subsequent conditions that arise as a result of untreated OSA.

If you have a history of Cardiovascular disease (such as Hypertension and Stroke), if your Body Mass Index (or BMI) is greater than 30, if you snore or if your partner notices that you stop breathing at night, if you have problems concentrating or remembering, if you have depression, if you urinate a lot during the night – it can suggest that you need to have a Sleep Study. This can be done in the comfort of your own home – known as a Home orAmbulatory Sleep Study. Please call us on 9332 8890 to find out more.

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea and Snoring: Understanding its Importance

A GP Education Event.
Sleep Centres of Australia would like to thank their guest presenters for the GP Education Seminar held on the 23rd of July 2013 and also thank the General Practitioners who attended. It was an informative and enjoyable evening.

Dr. Anup Desai, Consultant Sleep and Respiratory Physician emphasised the responsibilities of drivers with OSA and urged all GPs to be familiar with NSW Government guidelines.

Dr. James Otton, Consultant Cardiologist, spoke about the effects that OSA has on the heart. He explained the importance of early detection and the associated reduction in cardiovascular risk if OSA is treated.

Dr. Manish Shah, General and Sleep Dentist, spoke about how OSA can be successfully treated with Oral

Should you like further information on subsequent events to be held by Sleep Centres, please contact us on (02) 9252 6144.