Are you looking for CPAP Geelong? One of the sleep services that Manse Medical in Geelong provides is continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy. If you are looking to find out what CPAP is, what CPAP treats and how you can receive CPAP therapy yourself, all you have to do is keep reading.
What is CPAP treatment?
CPAP therapy is a common treatment for sleep apnea. A CPAP machine delivers constant and steady air pressure via a mask connected to a hose to a sleeping patient. This is to help the patient breath consistently as they sleep.
What is sleep apnea?
Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder in which breathing is irregular, frequently stopping and starting. Common symptoms of sleep apnea include loud snoring, episodes in which a patient stops breathing during their sleep, insomnia, etc. If left untreated, sleep apnea can be potentially life threatening.
How does a CPAP machine work?
The continuous stream of pressurised air that a CPAP machine delivers to the patient pushes against any blockages in their airways, ensuring that the lungs have a consistent flow of oxygen. Because the patient’s breathing is no longer interrupted, they can sleep soundly.
Does Manse Medical Geelong provide CPAP treatment?
Manse Medical Geelong provides Level 2 Home Sleep Test Studies, in which the patient is monitored in their home for signs of disorders, measuring their EEG, EOG, EMG, leg movements, effort of breathing, nasal airflow, snoring, ECG and oxygen levels.
If you require Level 1 Sleep Studies, in which you stay overnight in a sleep centre or hospital, we can refer you to our Epworth branch. However, if you are uninsured, we recommend that you attend our Ballarat clinic.
How can I get in contact with Manse Medical’s Geelong Sleep and Respiratory Centre?
Book your appointment online by selecting your preferred clinic and choose from the list of our available specialists.