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.
TO GO TO OUR SLEEP APNEA AWARENESS DAY PAGE.