Sleep Apnoea


Sleep apnoea is a sleeping disorder that occurs when your airway collapses in the middle of sleep. It stops the air from travelling freely to and from your lungs, disturbing your sleep in the process. If left untreated sleep apnoea can increase the long term consequences and management of high blood pressure, heart attack, Type 2 diabetes, heart failure, abnormal heart rhythm, stroke and chronic pain.

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Daytime symptoms include:

  • Early morning headaches
  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Poor concentration
  • Tiredness
  • Irritability
  • Falling asleep during routine activities

Night-time symptoms include:

  • Loud, persistent snoring
  • Choking or gasping for air
  • Restless sleep
  • Witnessed pauses in breathing
  • Frequent visits to the bathroom

Community Care Chemist has ‘Sleep Testing’ and an ‘At Home Sleep Study’ which can be conducted in the privacy of your own home, with minimal disruption to your usual routine. There are no waiting lists and it’s cost effective. Your results are diagnosed by a qualified sleep doctor, who will recommend treatment programs depending on your diagnosis.

For Sleep Testing, Geelong, visit Community Care Chemist Geelong West, Gordon Avenue, off Pakington Street, or call (03) 5246 5850.

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Community Care Chemist

Apollo Bay

123 Great Ocean Road,
Apollo Bay

Ph: 03 5237 6312

Email Apollo Bay

Trading Hours

Monday to Friday 9am - 5.30pm

Saturday 9am - 2pm

Sunday seasonal


157 High Street,

Ph: 03 5241 1755

Email Belmont

Trading Hours

Monday to Friday 8:30am - 6:30pm

Saturday 9am - 5pm

Sunday 10am - 2pm

Geelong West

1/184 Pakington Street,
Corner Pakington & Weller Street
Geelong West

Ph: 03 5246 5850

Email Geelong West

Trading Hours

Monday to Friday 9am - 6pm

Saturday 9am - 5pm

Sunday 10am - 2pm

North Geelong

75 Separation Street,
North Geelong

Ph: 03 5278 4300

Email North Geelong

Trading Hours

Monday to Friday 9am - 5.30pm

Saturday 9am - 12.30pm

Sunday closed

Support Centre

28 Church Street
North Geelong

Ph: 03 5246 5800

Email Support Centre

Business Hours

Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm