The major symptoms includes short pauses in breath during sleep, loud snoring and chocking sensation. An early detection of Sleep Apnea is highly recommended by Doctors as it is linked with an irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, heart attacks and strokes.
There are many reasons for interrupted sleep and a list of tests are available for assessing a person for sleep disorders. Talk about accuracy a Polysomnograph or Sleep Study tops the chart.
The specialist Doctor explained that, Sleep study records different body functions like eye movement, electrical activity of the brain, muscle activity, heart rate, respiratory effort, airflow and blood oxygen levels during the sleep. The day after sleep study, another test is conducted called Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT). This test is conducted with an approach to rule out other sleep disorders where the speed of falling asleep is recorded. Once these tests are conducted the findings are clubbed with patient’s Medical History and Physical Examination and thus the line of treatment is decided.
The couple requested the doctor to prescribe some medicine. But the doctor suggested otherwise. At times just a mild change in the behaviour or lifestyle of the patient is all that’s required. Avoiding Sleeping pills, alcohol and tobacco make the airway more likely to keep from collapsing during sleep that extends pauses in breathing.
The Doctor told that patients of Sleep Apnea should always note that no one treatment is effective for everyone. Thus the line of treatment differs from patient. After the session with the doctor the couple left the chamber with all their doubts cleared. Desun promises to provide all facilities under one roof. As Desun Hospital is a NABH accredited Hospital, all the tests and treatment facilities is under one roof.