Brighton Pharmacy has a sleep centre offering services to
assist with diagnosis and treatment for sleep apnoea
servicing the areas of Sandgate, Deagon and Brighton.
We provide in-home overnight sleep tests priced at $150.
Testing at your own home is so easy and convenient, we will
show you how.
Bookings are essential. Phone 3269 2570 or call in at
Brighton Pharmacy - 353 Beaconsfield Terrace in the
Brighton Shopping Village and ask our trained staff for
Sleep Apnoea at a glance
Sleep apnoea is defined as a reduction or cessation of
breathing during sleep. The three types of sleep apnoea are
central apnoea, obstructive apnoea, and a mixture of central
and obstructive apnoea.
Central sleep apnoea is caused by a failure of the brain to
activate the muscles of breathing during sleep. Obstructive
sleep apnoea is caused by the collapse of the airway during
sleep and symptoms could include snoring.
Untreated obstructive sleep apnoea also increases the risk of:
- heart attacks
- high blood pressure
- decreased productivity at work
- decreased attentiveness at home and
- sudden death
The Philips DreamStation is available at Brighton Pharmacy.
The unit offers a few new comfort features including Automatic Ramp,
Ez-Start, and Adaptive Humidification settings. Each machine also
comes standard with Bluetooth, allowing users to track their therapy
via an app on their phone or smart tablet.
If you think that you or someone you know may have
obstructive sleep apnoea, please discuss the symptoms with
your doctor as soon as possible. For more information visit
our sleep centre and talk with our trained staff.