CPAP Therapy and Trials
Insist on a choice of CPAP Equipment
for maximum comfort
We do not recommend purchasing a CPAP machine or mask without trialing it for several weeks. CPAP machines are all different, both in algorithms and humidifiers. They also all look different and some are easier to travel with than others. We sell equal numbers of all 3 major brands, because we encourage our patients to try more than one mask and machine. Masks are fitted to each individual and all patients should trial them before any purchase. All masks can be interchanged with all machines except the AirMini.
Machines purchased from overseas CPAP companies are unable to be downloaded here in Australia. They do not connect to the internet here and so their associated programs do not work. They also have to be sent back to the place of purchase for warranty claims.
About Sleep tailors individual CPAP therapy programs for each client to ensure optimal comfort and therapeutic benefit.
Our CPAP service begins with a six week trial during which clients can choose from a large range of machines, masks and other equipment to ensure optimal fit and comfort. About Sleep supplies and supports equipment from the leading CPAP manufacturers. About Sleep CPAP Therapy has four brands of machines available for trial, rent and purchase.(ResMed, Philips, F&P and Transcend) We actively encourage you to use more than one brand in your trial, as we find that every person has a different view of which one works the best for them.
A $295 set-up and rental fee ($250 conc) applies for the 6 week trial and includes 10 litres of purified water.Your trial can include trying 3 brands of machines (ResMed, F&P and Philips) at no extra cost. You are also encouraged to change masks if required to get one that is the most comfortable for you. Changing machines and masks can be done at any time throughout the trial period. We can extend your trial period if necessary to achieve maximum comfort before any purchase is finalised. Clients can also opt to continue renting a machine if that suits them better. Set-up and fitting is conducted by our fully trained and experienced CPAP clinicians in dedicated private fitting rooms. We do not sell you equipment you are not happy with at any stage.
Our clients always receive full service support. Follow-up occurs every week during the trial, with downloads conducted at each visit. CPAP Clinicians are available Monday to Saturday at both our Kidman Park and Marryatville Clinics. We also provide telephone support service for patients who are unable to attend our rooms.
Patients referred to us for will be with fitted with CPAP machines as prescribed by their specialist or GP. We are also able to accommodate clients with special needs (eg automatic machines, BiPAP, ASV) on an individual basis, in consultation with their treating doctors.
About Sleep CPAP Therapy clients are followed-up 3 months after purchasing a machine and mask, then again after 6 months and then reviewed annually thereafter, if they achieve our minimum therapy standard of 4 hours per night. If they do not achieve 4 hours a night average, we monitor them monthly if possible to get this standard. Our clients are encouraged to contact us for assistance and downloads whenever necessary. Referring doctors are contacted (phone, email, fax) as required for feedback and progress reports. We are happy to conduct additional downloads as requested.
Free on-site parking makes each clinic easy to access, even wheelchairs can access each clinic. Our staff can provide language assistance in Italian and Greek. Please ask for this when booking the first appointment. Disabilities are also accommodated, including low vision, deafness, Downs syndrome and dementia.
About Sleep stocks and supports ResMed, Philips Respironics, Z1 and Fisher & Paykel equipment with a large range of spare parts and accessories. About Sleep also has a range of complementary treatment services provided by qualified health practitioners which may be of help to CPAP clients including: Dental Splints, Body Positional Devices, Theravent, Sleep Psychology and Nutrition.
We look forward to long-term relationships our clients and their doctors to help achieve the best possible sleep and health outcomes.