Sleep Study

It's the nightmare getting sleepers up on the wrong side of the bed. Roger Marchetti is just one of 1.2 million Australian's who aren't getting a good night's sleep.

Roger's a snorer and suffers from sleep apnoea and like most blokes it's taken him a long time to seek help.

A whopping 90% of Australians will suffer from a sleep disorder in their lifetime. For Roger his sleeping habits are keeping the whole house awake and anxious on a daily basis.

Roger stops breathing more than 70 times every hour, without air for 22 seconds at a time and he's exhausted.

"When you wake up tired and if you're going to drive potentially there's an accident you can cause- accident at work if you're going to use heavy machinery."

Sleep Studies Australia's, Simon Kemp says it's not unusual for men to avoid the issue with many in denial or just simply delaying the appointment.

" we would do a 4 week trial and we would get the patients to come in weekly if they need more intensive care then they can come in more frequently

Now there's a new way to treat patients at home, putting the problem to bed by the bedside.

It's called Encore Anywhere- a remote monitoring system- linking your sleep patterns with your specialist- your data downloaded at a click of the mouse.

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure machines or C-PAPS have been around for decades but it's their "at home" appeal that's keeping the specialist away

Simon says "we can access data every day, and we can allocate our own resources to look after those patients who are struggling and fix any problems that may arise."

How long you sleep, your breathing patterns, even your trips to the toilet all stored securely by Simon.

A real life Big Brother in the bedroom, he doesn't let his patients get away with music. Simon doesn't miss a beat or a breath

Roger is one of the first in WA to trial the system- and says it's making his treatment accessible and easy to manage- taking the burden off bedtime. 

If there's anything that needs fixing, Simon can adjust remotely.

And the proof is in Roger's peaceful sleeps- he's gone from 4 hours a night to a full 8 hours of sleep and he doesn't stop breathing at all.

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