Here are some common questions about Sleep Logistics Services
Sleep apnoea is a disorder in which a patient experiences one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while they sleep. Sleep apnoea is usually a chronic disorder.
Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) is characterised by repetitive episodes of complete or partial upper airway obstruction during sleep, usually due to a narrow, collapsible airway. Patients with OSA continue respiratory efforts despite the airway being obstructed.
Central Sleep Apnoea (CSA) is characterised by repetitive episodes of shallow or absent breathing, resulting from temporary loss of respiratory effort rather than obstruction of the airway.
Symptoms of sleep apnoea include snoring, gasping or choking, restless sleep, early morning headaches, fatigue, waking feeling tired and unrefreshed regardless of amount of time slept, forgetfulness, depression, irritability, sexual dysfunction, motor vehicle accidents, and job related accidents.
Comorbidities of sleep apnoea include hypertension, obesity, congestive heart failure, T2 diabetes and stroke.
WHERE IS THE OVERNIGHT SLEEP STUDY CONDUCTED?
In the patient’s own home.
WILL MY STAFF HAVE TO TRAVEL TO A PATIENT’S HOME TO FIT THE SLEEP STUDY MACHINE?
No. Your staff will demonstrate how to fit a sleep study machine to the patient. The patient then fits themselves with the sleep study machine before bed using resources provided by your practice.
CAN A PATIENT UNDER THE AGE OF 18 HAVE A LEVEL TWO SLEEP STUDY?
Yes. However, the current Medicare rebate only applies to a patient over the age of 18.