(Leslie, patient of Monash Lung & Sleep)

I was told my snoring was keeping my wife awake, so most nights, during the night my wife changed beds, which had an uneasy effect on my sleeping properly. Some mornings after 8-10 hours in bed, I still felt tired. Often in the afternoon would have a nanny nap while watching TV.

This was before an appointment was made for me at the Sleep centre. The Doctor got some tests done, then introduced Professor Darren Mansfield, who advised me, if their advice was followed, my general wellbeing would improve. Sleep Apnoea would improve with a breathing machine used while sleeping and prevention medication for Athsma.

After starting this my sleep seems much more refreshing, energy to achieve things is greater, ability to remember things has improved, seldom nanny nap, Wife is very pleased and has not had to change beds due to no snoring. Nightly trip to the toilet is later. Feeling very positive about life, THANKYOU to all the people at the Monash Medical Centre, Sleep Centre! 

Best Regards, Les


“Do you snore? So did I, until I started CPAP therapy. Now I sleep well, feel alive and so does the family.” 

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Katie: Age - 18

I  completed Year 12 in 2017 and although I am proud of how I went, I suffered debilitating migraines through Year 11 and Year 12 which severely affected my sleep patterns.   The migraines would often begin at school and I would see the school day out but then come home and sleep from 4pm until whenever my body allowed me to wake up.  Often this was 9pm or later.  As this sleep wasn't a normal night sleep , I couldn't regularly study and then would struggle to sleep over night, but didn't have the capacity to study either even when the migraine subsided.

The irregular sleep patterns caused meals to be inconsistent, my time with family reduced and meant I was isolated on a regular basis, falling asleep when it was light and waking up when it was dark hours later.  It also caused my end result of Year 12 to be affected.  I am still proud of how I went attending Monash University this year and studying Science but who knows how the adverse sleep affected my marks.  

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