Are you sleeping well? Are you showing symptoms of sleep disorders? An underlying
sleep condition could be the cause of your restless night.
Sleep disorders are a large and under-recognised problem in Australia. Although many
people realise the importance of getting enough sleep, many are unaware that sleep
disorders can lead to serious health problems. Some of the more recognised sleep disorders
include obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), insomnia and restless legs syndrome (RLS).
Obstructive sleep apnoea is characterised by repetitive episodes of upper airway
obstruction that occur during sleep, usually associated with a reduction in blood oxygen
saturation. Sleep disordered breathing disrupts the normal sleep pattern and will benefit
from medical attention. This can occur many times throughout the night and most
people are completely unaware that it is happening. Whilst OSA is being increasingly
identified, it is thought that over 70% of individuals with the condition remain
undiagnosed. Studies show that 1 in 5 adults suffer mild OSA and 1 in 15 have at least
Treatment and Management Options
Obstructive sleep apnoea and other sleep disorders can be diagnosed with
comprehensive and objective sleep testing, available from Genesis SleepCare at Pindara
Private Hospital. Treatment and management options are available for sleep disordered
breathing and can greatly assist patients. Experienced Sleep Specialists at Genesis
SleepCare are able to recommend and implement treatment options, while providing
comprehensive follow-up and support.
For further information about your sleep health please contact Genesis SleepCare
QLD on Free Call: 1800 155 225 or visit www.genesissleepcare.com.au/qld