Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is a proven treatment for sleep apnea but some patients experience problems when they start using it.
The Woolcock Therapy Centre offers expert help and advice which is vital to successfully using CPAP. Years of experience give staff the knowledge to help you resolve barriers and have you using CPAP with the desired outcome – to sleep safely and wake feeling refreshed.
The CPAP specialists can work with you to quickly resolve any problems, teach you how to use the treatment correctly and advise you on masks and equipment for you.
When you have sleep apnea your airways repeatedly collapse while you sleep, causing you to stop breathing. When you stop breathing you are not taking in oxygen which can lead to problems such as high blood pressure and daytime sleepiness, as well as being a risk factor for heart attacks and strokes.
CPAP works by keeping the airways open while you sleep. The CPAP machine blows air through your nose and into your upper airways keeping your airways open and giving you an uninterrupted night’s sleep. The air pressure from the CPAP machine supports the airway and works just like an internal splint.
New patients starting CPAP therapy can attend the Clinic’s two-hour education session which covers:
Sometimes people experience problems when starting CPAP treatment. Most problems resolve themselves as you become used to sleeping with a mask and machine, however other problems require assistance to ensure you continue using CPAP and benefit from your treatment.
Common problems with CPAP are:
Please complete the form below and a member of our team will contact you shortly. Alternatively, call us on 02 9114 0000. Please ensure you have a referral from your doctor. To download a referral form, click here.
Please note that the Woolcock Clinic is a fee-charging clinic and fees are charged at the doctor’s discretion.
* Please note a GP referral is required