Obstructive Sleep Apnoea is a complex disorder characterised by brief interruptions of breathing during sleep. This prevents you from getting the healthy sleep you need to lead a refreshed, energetic life and can cause a number of other health problems. Although there’s no cure for this disorder, regular nightly treatment with Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) could improve your health and quality of life.
An apnoea event is when air stops flowing to your lungs for ten seconds or longer, meaning you stop breathing.
Your brain sends a signal to you to wake up and take a breath. You take a breath and fall back to sleep.
These apnoea events can occur hundreds of times a night and many people with sleep apnoea don’t know it is happening.
If your GP suspects you may have OSA you will be referred to a sleep consultant.
Your sleep consultant may order a diagnostic test. You may be referred to ResMed PEI who will arrange this test for you.
If your sleep study confirms you have Obstructive Sleep Apnoea and your consultant prescribes CPAP therapy, then the ResMed PEI team will set you up by:
1. Providing you with a CPAP device, and training you on how to use and maintain it.
2. Registering you with the MyPatientSpace App which will help support you throughout your treatment
The ResMed PEI clinical team (including our Nurse Helpline) will then be available to help support your CPAP therapy on an ongoing basis and whenever you need us.
Follow the link below to view the library of resource videos available to assist patients in getting started and maintaining their therapy.View video library
Below is a collection of patient videos to help you initially get set up and maintain ongoing therapy.
As part of your Managed Care Service Package you will be invited to join myPatientSpace for ResMed PEI. This offers personalised sleep care through daily reminders, tasks, educational material, and instruction videos, with the ability to monitor your progress and engage with your care team and experts.Download