Never ignore a snore… a life could be at risk!
Snoring is an underlying symptom of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA), Which affect 1.8 million Australians, but 80% don’t know they have it. If left untreated, it can significantly increase our risk of having a stroke or heart attack.
You need to see your doctor if your snoring is accompanied by choking and gasping during sleep, or if you are often tired during the day. If you are carrying a few extra kilos, the risk is even greater. There is an extremely high likelihood that you may be suffering from sleep apnea, a chronic medical condition that has been proven to have serious, even life-threatening consequences.
Help is at hand. Conveniently located in Emerald Lakes in Carrara. The SleepGP has developed an innovative modal of care for sleep apnea and snoring at a primary care level.
Dr Irfan Vahidy
Dr. Mahwish Vahidy
SleepGP Clinical Care Coordinator
So, if you care for your health or your partner’s, please encourage them to have a checkup. Rather than get into a debate about who snores the loudest!
Talk to your doctor or give the SleepGP Carrara a call today because you should “Never ignore a snore”.
The SleepGP Patient Information
Take home Sleep Study
On your first visit to The Sleep Clinic you will see the Sleep Care Coordinator where the following will take place:
iPad Questionnaire – To gather information about your symptoms and sleep history. This will take about 20 minutes to complete.
Rhinomanometry – A quick 1-minute test to see how well you breathe through your nose.
The overnight Sleep Study* – The Sleep Care Coordinator will instruct you as to how to apply the equipment that same evening. Note that the equipment must be returned the following day no later than 9 AM.
Please allow 45 minutes for this appointment.
Fee: $ 95 PRIVATE
*Additional fees apply if you do not meet the Medicare criteria for a take home sleep study.
SleepGP Examination and to discuss your results
Examination – On this appointment The Sleep GP will perform a thorough examination of your airway with a nasendoscope as well as going through the results of the sleep study with you.
Treatment Plan* – At Sleep GP we acknowledge that all patients are different, and an individualised treatment plan will be created for you. After the consult with The Sleep GP, the Sleep Care Coordinator will take you through your treatment plan and implement treatment as required and agreed between yourself and the Doctor.
Please allow 60 minutes for this appointment.
Fee: $150 with a Medicare rebate of $ 72-$107.
You will be out of pocket between $ 43-$78
*We recommend that you bring your partner/ family member/ friend along with you as an extra set of ears it would be beneficial as there is a lot of information discussed during these two appointments.
This is a review appointment of how you are going with everything.
Fee: $50 PRIVATE
*Please note that additional Fees may apply depending on your examination and diagnostic sleep study
Four Weeks CPAP trial $200
Temporary Oral Splint for Snoring $395
Night Shift Positional Device Trial $75 (1 week)