New Treatment for Sleep Apnoea

One of the core pillars of good health is sound sleep. When a person is in a state of continuous sleep deprivation, his health and quality of life decline.

How many are sleep deprived?

Studies indicate that in developing countries, about 150 million people are sleep deprived. In the United States alone, 1/3 of the population is not getting enough sleep. In Japan, the average sleeping hour is only 5 hours and 59 minutes.  According to research done by the Sleep Health Foundation 33%-45% of Australiana have poor sleep patterns that lead to irritability and fatigue that could lead to unsafe behavior, poor mental health and low productivity.… Read More...

Sleep Apnoea and Atrial Fibrillation Connection

Recent studies have indicated a strong link between sleep apnoea and atrial fibrillation, a condition affects over 33 million people across the world. Though atrial fibrillation may be caused by hypertension, heart disease and brought about by age, more than half of AFib patients suffer from obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA).

People with obstructive sleep apnoea experience at least 10 seconds of restricted breathing during sleep due to blockage in their airway.  The condition can be mild or severe, depending on the number of times a person stops breathing each hour.

What is Atrial Fibrillation?

Atrial Fibrillation or AFib is a condition that is characterized by an abnormal heart rhythm experienced by a person due to disordered electrical signal received by the heart.… Read More...

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea and Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome

Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS) are related breathing disorders . OSA is characterized by interrupted sleep due to obstruction in the airway of persons who are most likely obese and with a body mass index (BMI) of over 30.  Whereas patients with OHS are mostly obese and have sleep disordered breathing such as obstructive sleep apnoea.

What is Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome (OHS)?

Obesity hypoventilation syndrome is a form of breathing disorder in people who are obese. The condition leads to high carbon dioxide level and to low oxygen level in the blood. This condition occurs due to hypoventilation during the day, which basically means that not enough air is moving in and out of the lungs persons suffering from OHS. … Read More...

Sleep Disorder and Infertility: Linked

Sleep apnoea, or disrupted breathing during sleep, has been linked to infertility. Recent studies suggest that women with sleep disorders are three times more likely to be infertile than those who do not have sleeping difficulties. A parallel study indicates that women with insomnia were four times more likely to experience infertility that their counterparts with no trouble sleeping.

Sleep Deprivation and Fertility Hormones

Sleep deprivation is an overlooked reason for male and female infertility.  It is recommended that we get from 7 to 9 hours of sleep a day but according to a survey done by the National Sleep Foundation, more than 65% of population do not get enough sleep.… Read More...

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...