If there is air leak through the mouth or around the mask, while on CPAP, nose irritation may result. You are less likely to have trouble with a blocked nose if using a heated humidifier. Steroid nose sprays of the type used for hayfever such as Nasonex, Rhinocort, Budamax, Omnaris or Beconase may help. Decongestant sprays can only be used for one or two days per week - otherwise, there will be irritation of the blood vessels within the nose, causing a blocked nose by different mechanism.

Structural problems with the nose such as a deviated septum or nasal polyp may benefit from review by an ENT surgeon. In practice, surgery on the nose happens where CPAP was poorly tolerated needing higher than usual pressures, say over 12 cm water pressure.

Brisbane’s Professional Sleep Disorder Study Centre
While sleep is a natural part of our existence, it doesn’t come naturally to everyone. If you have trouble sleeping – whether you struggle to fall asleep or are perennially tired – SleepCare’s specialist sleep study centre may be able to uncover the root cause of your issues.
When you visit our sleep clinic, you will experience a study run by doctors who are specialists in sleeping disorders. As active members of the Australia Sleep Association, SleepCare is a specialist clinic focused on helping patients obtain a better night’s rest.
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We are the sleep apnoea specialists
More than a snoring problem, sleep apnoea is a potentially serious condition where the airways become blocked while sleeping. If you believe that you may be suffering from this condition, it’s important to seek medical advice. As a specialist clinic, SleepCare will perform a polysomnogram (psg) – that is, a test used to diagnose sleeping disorders – in order to confirm the root cause of your problems.
Treatment may involve a combination of lifestyle changes (e.g. weight loss), use of a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine or a special mouth guard which holds the jaw forward.
Are you searching for a Brisbane based sleep clinic?
If you suffer from obstructed airways, restless legs, insomnia or simply have trouble falling asleep at night, SleepCare invites you to undertake testing at our specialist sleep study centre in Brisbane.
For more information, contact our clinic today on 1300 753 375
  • Brisbane’s Professional Sleep Disorder Study Centre
  • We are the sleep apnoea specialists
  • Are you searching for a Brisbane based sleep clinic?