CPAP Specialist Service
The Bridge Mall UFS Pharmacy is Ballarat’s sleep apnoea and CPAP machine specialist.
Our Bridge Mall Pharmacy offers specialist sleep apnoea services and carries a range of the major CPAP machine brands at competitive prices. We stock ResMed, Fisher & Paykel and Philips CPAP machines. Our specialist staff at the Bridge Mall Pharmacy are on hand to advise you of the most suitable machine for your needs.
If you are suffering from sleep apnoea, your airways become blocked while you are sleeping and can remain blocked from just seconds to up to a full minute.
The brain will register the lack of breathing or the drop in oxygen levels and will send a wakeup call. This pattern can be repeated hundreds of times a night and the sufferer will wake in the morning feeling unrested, leading to poor concentration and fatigue.
Snoring and Sleep Apnoea
Symptoms of sleep apnoea include snoring, daytime sleepiness, poor concentration and mood changes.
The most effective treatment for sleep apnoea is a mask worn at night that prevents the throat from collapsing, by transmitting increased air pressure to the collapsible segment of the throat. This is called ‘nasal continuous positive airway pressure’ (CPAP). The key to this treatment is finding a mask and machine that match your needs.
Your UFS Bridge Mall Pharmacist can also help with selecting an appropriate mask and CPAP machine should you require them.
ResMed Approved DVA Supplier
As an approved supplier for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, we are able to provide CPAP equipment for eligible DVA clients, and offer assistance with introduction, education, compliance monitoring and servicing of equipment. If you are eligible for DVA benefits, speak to our staff at the Bridge Mall UFS Pharmacy about how we can help with your CPAP therapy.