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Sleep and Respiratory Disorders

Sleep Disorders

Sleep disorders affect people of all ages, and it is estimated that they impact approximately 40% of the Australian community. Our sleep doctor, Hamna Sahi will be joining the clinic from March 2021 and is a fully qualified sleep specialist who is adept at investigating and treating patients suffering from sleep disorders. Dr Sahi is also able to arrange sleep studies through affiliations with both public and private facilities. 

Sleep deprivation impairs cognitive abilities that can result in physical harm, including death and has been found to be akin to drink-driving.   In addition it can cause chronic health illnesses such as obesity, depression, and heart disease.     

Some sleep disorders that people may suffer from include:

  • Excessive tiredness

  • Snoring

  • Narcolepsy

    • Cataplexy

    • Sleep paralysis

    • Hypnagogia

    • Insomnia

  • Restless legs syndrome (RLS)

  • Parasomnias

  • Sleep apnoea

Respiratory Disorders

Chronic respiratory conditions affect approximately one-third of Australians. The broad symptoms include wheezing, shortness of breath, tightness in the chest, and coughing. 

Our respiratory physician provides visiting patients to our Epping practice with diagnosis, treatment and prevention of breathing conditions.

Some respiration disorders include:

  • Bronchiectasis

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

    • Asthma

    • Pneumonia

    • Bronchitis

    • Sputum

    • Lung cancer

    • Pneumothorax

  • Chronic cough

  • Allergic rhinitis (Hay fever)

Dr Hamna Sahi is joining Epping Family Medical and Specialist Centre from March 2021 as our in-house Sleep and Respiratory Physician. So, if you are suffering from any respiratory or sleep disorders, book an appointment for a consultation with Dr Sahi, so that she may investigate and determine an appropriate treatment for your condition. 

Learn more about Dr Hamna Sahi.

To make an appointment call (03) 8402 0400 or