Modern day lifestyles, stressful professional lives, gadgets like i Pods and laptops which keep people awake until late are major factors for sleep disorders.
Snoring may be a symptom of a serious sleep disorder called Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a disease commonly found among the general male population. People with OSA have pauses in breathing for 10 to 100 seconds during sleep and often experience loud snoring, choking and gasping as they struggle to breathe again, due to excessive fat deposition in the oro-pharynx. So the team at CIMS Hospital in Ahmedabad has created a sleep lab to help you sleep better, safer and faster!
OSA, when untreated and unrecognized, leads to heart failure, respiratory problem, hypertension and high blood pressure. OSA assumes greater importance when it occurs in patients with cardiovascular diseases, the only way to diagnose and start appropriate treatment in sleep Apnea is to do sleep studies and prevent any serious complications and even prevent unexplained death during sleep.
Who needs a sleep study?
- All individuals who snore at night
- Disturbed night sleep
- Daytime sleepiness
- Breathlessness that wakes you from sleep
- Choking at sleep
- Daytime drowsiness
With no medication available for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and the high prevalence rate of OSA in the middle aged Indians, the concept of sleep lab is gaining significance.
The CIMS Hospital Sleep lab is designed to evaluate, diagnose, treat and help patients manage OSA. A sleep study examines sleep patterns, body movements, snoring, airflow, stages of sleep, heart rate, blood pressure, ECG and others. It helps the experts in locating the exact problem with the patient and dealing with it accordingly.