Obstructive Sleep Apnoea and Diabetes

Scientific researches have indicated that the connection between Type 2 diabetes and obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is factual. Further studies suggested that the severity of a person’s sleep apnoea highly impacts his risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Obstructive sleep apnoea is characterized by intermittent breathing during sleep. It is a sleep disorder that is linked to variety of problems not only in people with diabetes but to non-diabetics as well. OSA is associated to poor work performance brought about by disturbed sleep. OSA comorbidities include hypertension, arrythmias, stroke and even heart failure. A diabetic person with sleep apnoea may even develop insensitivity to insulin.  … Read More...

Teeth Grinding and Sleep Apnoea

Nocturnal teeth grinding is medically termed sleep bruxism. It is when a person clenches and grinds his teeth during sleep, and sometimes during the day. Classified as a movement disorder occurring when a person is asleep, bruxism is rather common, with an estimated 8% of the Australian adult population suffering with nocturnal teeth grinding. Bruxism affects both adults and children, exhibiting no marked differences in bruxism rates between male and female.

Dangers of Bruxism

Teeth grinding is damaging to oral and dental health. Undiagnosed and untreated teeth grinding will ultimately lead to gum disease and tooth loss. Occasional teeth grinding may not be harmful, but when the condition is severe, dental damage is inevitable as well as facial pain and disturbed sleep and daytime sleepiness due to sleep fragmentation or awakenings from sleep.  … Read More...

Travel CPAP Machine: Tips When Traveling

One of the most commonly asked questions among CPAP users is “how can I possibly travel without my CPAP machine”? Correct! A person who does nightly CPAP therapy to address his sleep   cannot do away with his therapy if he is traveling, whether it’s for business or pleasure. The solution is easy enough. Get a travel CPAP machine!

Coping with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is not easy. Getting used to a standard CPAP machine for nightly therapy at home is initially challenging. Traveling with a standard CPAP machine could be quite difficult.  Well, this concern is no longer current due to the innovation of a portable CPAP machine.… Read More...

Trade-in Old CPAP Machines

CPAP Machines, no matter what brand or model, are not exactly cheap. It is a good thing that there are retailers that do offer staggered payment through credit cards for more patients to afford buying one. CPAP machines are not luxuries that OSA patients buy on a whim. They are necessities for the effective and efficient treatment of patients with sleep apnoea.

The reality is CPAP machine manufacturers are constantly researching and innovating CPAP machines and accessories for more efficacy.   Buying a newer model is again, not exactly inexpensive. To make it easier on the pockets of patients who wish to upgrade, CPAP Victoria is accepting trade-ins.… Read More...

Philips DreamWear Gel Pillow Mask

Philips DreamWear brand is a recipient of the 2016 iF Design Golden Award in the product design category. DreamWear affords an innovative CPAP mask that is a total departure from traditional designs. It promises a comfortable and efficient way for new and long-experienced CPAP users to quickly adjust to this revolutionary mask.  Offering a top-of-the-head tubing, DreamWear mask has three cushion options: full face, nasal, and gel pillows.

Overview of DreamWear Gel Pillow Mask

DreamWear Gel Pillow mask has the same lightweight features of Philips DreamWear mask.  Its design provides direct airflow through the frame for an effectual yet comfortable CPAP therapy. … Read More...

ResMed AirTouch F20 Full Face Mask

Red marks on the face after a night of CPAP therapy is common among users. The most practical solution adopted by users to solve this predicament is to use mask liners or tape sponges around the edges for a more comfortable fit.  No need for these work-a-rounds as ResMed’s designed an improved and easy-to-wear version of the AirFit F20.

Based on innovative technologies, ResMed’s latest innovation in CPAP mask proved to be an effective, cost-efficient, and user-friendly mask.

UltraSoft Memory Foam Cushion

AirTouch F20 with its UltraSoft Memory Foam cushion was created by ResMed  not only to lessen facial irritation but also to ensure a tight seal and fit during CPAP therapy.… Read More...

End of Year Bonus Sale at CPAP Victoria

With the end of the year less than two weeks away, CPAP Victoria sees if fitting to offer wonderful bonuses to cap 2017.

ResMed Ultimate AirMini Travel Kit

ResMed Ultimate Airmini Travel Kit

ResMed’s smallest portable auto CPAP machine is the perfect set for those who travel.  The quality of therapy is not affected in the slightest. The price is down from its regular price of $2,285.00 down to $1,879.00. Included in the package are accessories worth over $180.00.  The AirMini Travel Kit includes the Airmini machine, power adapter, travel bag, bedside caddy, filters, HumidX filters, and Airfit mask of your choice.… Read More...

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea in Children

Obstructive sleep apnoea seems to be a growing concern in children, and even infants, today.   Studies indicate that sleep apnoea affects 3% of children between the 2 to 8 years old.    Some of the most common triggers of sleep apnoea among children of all ages are: narrow upper airway, adenoids or large tonsils, and obesity,

A child who snores during sleep is not really a cause for concern. But if the snoring causes a child to stop breathing for a few seconds then reverts back to breathing and even snorting after, then that is a cause for concern.  This sign becomes more significant if the child exhibits classic daytime signs of obstructive sleep apnoea.… Read More...

Sleep Apnoea and Brain Fog

We have presented the various side effects of sleep apnoea. Untreated sleep apnoea not only impacts a person’s daytime activities, but also his quality of life, and susceptibility to high risk medical conditions.  Morbidity is a consequence of sleep apnoea, and in extreme, to mortality.

Cognitive performance is also affected. There are studies that indicate that sleep apnoea leads to slow thinking, lower intelligence quotient, poor creativeness, and brain fog.

What is brain fog?

brain-fog

Brain fog or brain fatigue is a mental state wherein the person suffering from it exhibits poor memory recall, lack of focus and marked reduced mental acuity.… Read More...

CPAP Therapy: Is it really Beneficial?

The most efficient and effective treatment for sleep apnoea is CPAP therapy, and that is a fact.  However, CPAP therapy is not “cure” for sleep apnoea, and this fact is often highlighted when user continues to struggle with the use of a CPAP machine. More often than not, it is easy enough to “forget” and disregard the benefits of CPAP therapy when it usage is uncomfortable and even annoying.

Is CPAP therapy worth the trouble and initial inconvenience?

Important benefits of CPAP Therapy

There are sleep apnoea patients prescribed with CPAP therapy that can’t seem to cope with the machine.… Read More...