Obstructive Sleep Apnoea
The SleepGP Coolangatta is a long-established sleep apnoea clinic on the Gold Coast that is committed to the diagnosis and treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) which can severely disrupt the sleep patterns of sufferers.
Just like a balanced diet, and regular exercise, a good night’s sleep is vital to our health so our bodies are able to ‘repair themselves’ so we function to our full potential and enjoy life. A lack of sleep can cause serious health problems, and affect relationships, memory, and energy levels – even safety at work when fatigue sets in.
Untreated OSA is a risk factor for hypertension, stroke and cardiac events, and is associated with increased mortality. Recent studies indicate that majority of people with type 2 diabetes also have OSA. Just as you seek treatment for chronic diseases and conditions like Type 2 diabetes, hypertension and obesity from your GP, OSA diagnosis and treatment is now available from the specially trained GPs in The SleepGP network.request an appointment call: 1300 405 286
What is OSA?
OSA causes people to stop breathing during sleep. This occurs when there is a complete or partial blocking of the airway due to relaxation of the airway muscles and tongue.
These episodes can occur up to hundreds of times per night and a severe OSA sufferer can stop breathing for a minute or more at a time – something that if you tried to do while awake most people would struggle to do. Not breathing for that long, and that often, drastically reduces the oxygen available to the brain and other organs, which could be very dangerous and life threatening if left untreated.