January 2014

Anti-Hypertensive medication and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

With the ever growing number of Australians wtih Hypertension, it is now clear there is a link between high blood pressure and Obstructive Sleep Apnea. One of the known causes of Hypertension has now been identified to be Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Multiple research studies have been conducted on the relationship between Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Hypertension and Cardiovascular conditions in patients. Often patients are put on anti-hypertensive medication without treating an underlying sleep condition. But it might not be necessary to be on anti-hypertensive medication if your sleep apnea is being treated appropriately.

It is definitely worth having a test to see if you have Obstructive Sleep Apnea - even if you don't snore!

Call us on 9252 6144 to find out more.

Make CPAP a part of your Sleep Routine

We all know what we love to do before going to bed; whether it is reading a book, surfing the net or chatting to our bed partner.There is always something that we must do to prepare our minds and bodies for sleep.Habits that help you have a good night's sleep are known as your sleep hygiene.CPAP not only allows you to get a better night's sleep, it also has the capability of improving your sleep hygiene, so it has 2 features for the price of one.Let me explain.Because you must wear CPAP every night, even when you want to NAP you should also wear your CPAP.Therefore, putting on the mask and machine every time you go to sleep and the associated pressure sensation, sends a signal to your body that it is time for slumber.However, this does take a while and some very important training with CPAP is required to get to this point. If you persevere, you will be able to put your CPAP mask on and off within a matter of seconds.The ease and efficiency will make this small routine seem more like brushing your teeth rather than a chore. If you require any advice for your CPAP machine and mask, then please call our Sleep Centre on 9252 6144 and make CPAP a part of your Sleep Routine.