sleepa2Our highly trained Best Care Best Price Pharmacy professionals have extensive knowledge and expertise in masks, machines, accessories and alternatives.   This  ensures  that we create an individualised action plan specifically designed for your needs.   You can be totally assured that you will receive unbiased professional advice and service.

Best Care Best Price Pharmacy, has a great range of sleep apnoea machines, masks, parts and accessories available in-store.

We can assist you to select the best machine and most suitable mask for you.

We can also assist you with Download of SD card, review and discussion of information, check machine performance and parts, advice on fitting a mask, and any other questions you may have.

Common sleep apnoea symptoms

  • Excessive daytime sleepiness, fatigue or lethargy
  • Gasping, snorting or choking during sleep
  • Poor concentration/Poor memory
  • Loud snoring
  • Falling asleep or needing a daytime nap
  • Irritability, depression, anxiety, mood or behaviour changes
  • Insomnia, disturbed or restless sleep
  • Morning headaches
  • Rapid weight gain or difficulty losing weight
  • Change in personality
  • Increased frequency of urination at night
  • Irritability, depression, anxiety, mood or behaviour changes
  • Insomnia, disturbed, restless sleep
  • Morning headaches

Types of Sleep Apnoea

There are three types of sleep apnoea: obstructive, central, and mixed:

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) The most common type of sleep apnoea. It occurs when your upper airway closes but your efforts to breathe continue. The primary causes of upper airway obstruction are lack of muscle tone during sleep, excess tissue in the upper airway, & anatomical abnormalities in the upper airway & jaw.

Central Sleep Apnoea (CSA) Only affects 5-10% of the sleep apnoea population. It occurs when your breathing stops but your airway is open. This cessation of breathing results from the body’s failure to breathe automatically. It’s as if a short circuit prevented the brain from keeping the respiratory system functioning properly.

Mixed Apnoea A mixture of both OSA and CSA.


sleepaSleep Apnoea Treatment

The most effective and widely accepted treatment for sleep apnoea is positive airway pressure therapy.

It does not involve drugs or surgery. A bedside device gently delivers pressurised air via a mask to keep your upper airway open.

Treatment options:

  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) provides one constant air pressure all through the night
  • Automatic Positive Airway Pressure (APAP) therapy automatically varies the pressure all through the night and from night to night. It actively responds to the continuous changes in your upper airway
  • Bi-level therapy provides a higher pressure when you breathe in, & a lower pressure when you breathe out.