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Sleep Apnea Awareness Day Facebook Live Events

Updated: Apr 28

Due to COVID-19 we will not be able to proceed with the physical events we had planned for the Sleep Apnea Awareness Day (SAAD) 2020. We do however have an online campaign​ planned including two Facebook live events Tuesday 5th May. Each event will be followed by a Q&A session where you will be able to ask our presenters questions.


5.30pm - 6.15pm SUPPORT IS YOUR KEY TO SUCCESSFUL CPAP THERAPY

This will be presented by CPAP professional and Sleep Disorders Australia (SDA) member, Mark Johnson. Mark is a business owner with 10+ years CPAP experience and is a previous SDA NSW president and vice president.

Some of the topics he will cover are:

Problems and solutions for new CPAP users; Examples of Problems

  • The pressure is too strong

  • My machine is blowing a gale

  • My teeth / nose / chest hurts

  • I open my mouth and wake up with a dry mouth

  • My mask is uncomfortable

  • My mask always leaks

  • I can’t breathe out easily

Finding the right mask for you; what are the pros and cons?

  • What is the most popular style of mask (nasal, nasal pillow or full face)?

Technology overview; what is the difference between APAP, BPAP and CPAP? and What does the data that my CPAP machine produces mean?

  • What does AHI mean?

  • What does P90/P95 mean?

  • Why does an intentional mask leak mean?

  • What is an acceptable level of leak?

Due to the pandemic, my sleep clinic is closed at the moment;

  • What are my mask fitting options?

  • How can I get a sleep report?

7.00pm - 8.00pm

COMPARISON BETWEEN MANDIBULAR ADVANCEMENT SPLINT (MAS) AND CPAP

This will be presented by Dr Damian Teo BHSc/MDent (La Trobe) Grad Dip Dental Sleep Medicine (UWA). Damian is a holistic dentist with a focused interest in snoring, sleep disorders, teeth grinding and TMJ disorders. Some of the topics he will cover are:

  • What is a MAS appliance and how does it work?

  • How much do they cost?

  • How does a MAS differ from CPAP?

  • What are the pros/cons between over the counter vs custom made (by a dentist)?

Each event will be followed by a Q&A session where you will be able to ask our presenters questions.


CLICK HERE https://www.sleepoz.org.au/sleep-apnea-awareness-day

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