Tailoring treatment to your needs

Patients who choose to remain with CRS to evaluate a sleep therapy option recommended by their sleep and respiratory physician are cared for by an experienced team of professional sleep technologists.

Sleep and respiratory physicians consulting at CRS have no commercial interest in the dispensing of CRS sleep therapy.

CRS is not linked to nor has any commercial interest in the manufacture of any sleep therapies.

The patient benefits from continuity of care: sleep therapy information is held in the patient's electronic file alongside diagnostic data to provide a seamless, integrated record of both diagnostic and therapeutic information that can be reviewed if necessary by a sleep and respiratory physician for future medical management and evaluation of treatment efficacy or titration.

Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) systems

1. Flow Generators with wireless technology
A PAP system comprises a machine which blows air - flow generator - a flexible hose and a face mask The flow generators used by CRS for most CPAP trials enable us to remote review and troubleshoot your system, which means to our patients:

  • CRS Technicians can access therapy data held on bedside machine
  • This enables quick and easy usage history review and troubleshooting and diagnosis of any issues or concerns
  • In the event that such discussions cannot resolve the issues identified, our offer of face-face support for the life of a CRS-purchased device remains
  • All of which means: Less time spent waiting for answers, more time experiencing the benefits of a good night's sleep
  • A summary of similar information is available from a free, friendly application for smartphone or tablet.

2. Nasal, Pillows and Full Face Masks
A PAP system comprises a machine which blows air - flow generator - a flexible hose and a face mask.

A full range of Nasal, Pillows and Full-face masks is offered for evaluation from a range of manufacturers.

This means we CRS matches the right sleep treatment to meet the needs individual patients.

3. Introduction to CPAP Therapy
The CRS Introduction to CPAP Therapy may last 2-4 weeks, depending how quickly the patient becomes comfortable with the treatment. During the trial period, the patient is firstly set-up at a CRS clinic.

Their therapy is subsequently monitored using wireless data capture, the CRS Technician providing remote or face-face support as required.

Our focus is on helping the patient gain maximum benefit from their PAP therapy as soon as possible. The total duration of the trial is tailored to meet the needs of individual patient.

Our experienced staff are on hand to answer any questions throughout the trial period.

Mandibular Advancement Splints

A mandibular repositioning device/mandibular advancement splint worn in the mouth may reduce or alleviate snoring and mild to moderate sleep apnea in patients 18 years and older. It can be fitted in less than 30 minutes and can be worn for up to 30 nights.

CRS recommends the services of specialist dentists to advise on the best solution to meet an individual patient's needs.

One option that may be presented is the 'trial' of a temporary device to determine the 'prescription' that will yield optimal results.

A second In-Lab study is recommended following a successful product trial to confirm the efficacy of the treatment before the patient proceeds to full-time therapy.

In WA, CRS recommends the services of Absolute Snore No More.

In VIC, CRS recommends the services of Oakleigh Dentists.

Positional Therapy

NightShift is a positional therapy device, which provides a treatment alternative for patients who suffer from positional OSA/supine related OSA.

NightShift is worn around the neck; it uses and measures the effectiveness of vibration feedback to discourage back-sleeping.

Information gathered by the device is interpreted to establish the frequency and degree of snoring and back/side sleeping.

A 7 day NightShift trial involves fitting of the device to the patient, a visit to download and review trial results.

A second In-Lab study is recommended following a successful trial to confirm the efficacy of the treatment before the patient proceeds to full-time therapy.