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Firstly you will need to visit your regular GP to discuss any symptoms you might think are related to Sleep Apnoea. If your GP agrees that you may have this condition you will be referred to Albany Sleep Clinic for a sleep study.

You will then need to attend the clinic for an overnight sleep study.  Although there are many clinics that require you to sleep over night in the lab, here at Albany Sleep Clinic we fit the recording device and all of the electrodes for you and then you can return home for the night.

Once the study is complete it needs to be analysed and this can take a few weeks. Depending on the outcome of the sleep study you may be given a couple of suggestions as treatment options for your sleep apnoea. These may include:


  • C.P.A.P.

  • Weight loss

  • Surgery (UPPP)

  • MAS (Mandibular Advancement Splint).

The severity of your sleep apnoea will be categorised according to the number of pauses in your breathing during your sleep.

  • 0 - 5 normal

  • 5 - 15 mild

  • 15 - 30 moderate

  • 30 + severe

Not all of the treatment options are suitable to all patients. The severity of your diagnosed Sleep Apnoea will determine the options available to you. There will be a treatment recommendation with your results but for more information this needs to be discussed with either the Sleep Physician, your CPAP clinician or your regular/referring GP.

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