Sleep apnoea is defined as collapse of the upper airway during sleep. This not only effects the quality of sleep but can have serious and harmful effects on both your short term and long term health. Short term sleep apnoea can leave you feeling tired, unrefreshed and fatigued during the day. Long term it can increase the likelihood of stroke, heart attacks, and motor vehicle accidents.
The rate of sleep apnoea in the Australian population during the past decade has increased significantly due to unhealthy lifestyle factors and is directly linked to conditions such as obesity, Type II Diabetes and hypertension.
If you have sleep apnoea, your appetite is promoted and it is almost impossible to lose weight without help. Blood pressure is hard to control even with multiple medications. Diabetes can be unstable despite your best efforts, and day-to-day functioning can be impaired, with grumpiness, moodiness, poor memory, tiredness, and a lack of get up and go.
Successful diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnoea can help decrease, control and in many cases eliminate these medical conditions.
Do You Have Sleep Apnoea?
NSD Home Sleep Tests
If you are suffering from sleepiness or any of the symptoms outlined above, speak to your GP or specialist about a referral for an NSD home sleep test. Click here to download referral form PDF
NSD sleep tests are conducted in the comfort your own home rather than through a hospital sleep laboratory. Home sleep tests avoid the potentially long hospital waiting lists, particularly in regional areas, and are proven clinically to be an accurate diagnostic tool for the screening of sleep apnoea
An NSD home sleep test can be arranged through one of our 50 plus partner locations throughout Australia.
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