Sleep apnoea or obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), happens when a person's airway is partly or completely blocked while
they are asleep. Sleep apnoea is a common condition which affects 1 in 4 Australians.*
Sleep is essential for your health and overall wellbeing. Ongoing sleep deficiency may contribute to a number of
health issues that could impact your overall physical health.
Typical symptoms of sleep apnoea include:
Frequent visits to the toilet during the night
Daytime sleepiness or fatigue
Irritability and mood changes
Waking up gasping for breath
You can get a Sleep Health Check at Amcal to discover your personalised Sleep Score and assess whether an overnight
at-home sleep test is right for you. Discover how you can step into the day with better concentration and higher
energy for the day ahead.
Many of our pharmacies are now offering their at-home overnight sleep studies delivered to your door so that patients can receive the sleep services they need and minimise time spent in the pharmacy.
Due to social distance restrictions, the way we deliver your sleep health consultation may be a little different depending which pharmacy you book at. Your pharmacy may:
Give you a call before your booking and organise an over the phone consult. They will then call you at your designated booking time and complete a sleep health screening.
If you are found to be at risk of sleep apnoea and qualify for an overnight sleep test they may organise to deliver the Alice NightOne to your house. They may set up a video call to advise you how to use the machine or send you a link to a demonstration video.
Once you have completed your overnight sleep test the pharmacy may organise to have the machine picked up and the pharmacist will send off your results to be examined.
Once results are received your pharmacist may set up a time over the phone or video call to discuss your results and the next steps.
* Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)
# Roy Mogan (2014)
^ Available in selected pharmacies. Subject to pharmacist screening