1 Sleep Disorders are not taken that seriously by our medical system (including health cover)
2 Australians pay more than premium for services and equipment.
For example: I am looking at the Resmed A10 autosense. It is priced here at $2000 yet I can get one from the US for half the price. The same goes for masks. I would like to try out an Amara View but at $300 from a well known Australian DME this is again twice the price I can get it from overseas.
Is this some sort of rort where suppliers know they have got us by the 'short and curlies'? I What's even worse is that one well known brand of machine is even made here in Australia.
There does not seem to be any organised follow up system for sleep disorder patients. Once you've had your sleep study and titration you are on your own. The only recourse is your local GP who, to be fair, are not sleep disorder specialists.
All I can say is thank heavens for forums like this one or we would be just left hung out to dry.