Sleep apnea can be termed as a sleeping disorder that causes repeated cessation of breathing during sleep. It can lead to numerous health issues such as high blood pressure and heart ailments. Sleep apnea can sometimes stop your breathing process as many as fifty times when you are asleep at night.
Sleep Apnea Symptoms in Adults
- Daytime fatigue
- Snoring during sleepiness
- Restless sleep pattern
- Cognitive disabilities such as lack of concentration
- Mood swings
- Frequent urination at night
- Sexual dysfunction
- Regular headaches
- Sudden gasping sensation on waking up
Sleep Apnea in Children
- Feeling sleepy during the day, especially in school
- Poor academic performance
- Sleeping in unusual or odd positions
- Too much sweating at night
- Displaying behavioral disorders like hyperactivity
- Night-time bed-wetting
Sleep Apnea Diagnosis
An experienced sleep specialist in Dubai can order specific tests to make a sleep study. Polysomnogram or PSG is one such sleep test done in a special sleep laboratory. A trained technician may supervise you during this period. The test can reveal various bodily functions including brain-related electrical activity, eye movements, heart rate, airflow, the oxygen level in the blood, etc.
There is another test for adults called HST, which is again a sleep study that can be conducted at home. It may record fewer functions of the body to offer a confirmed diagnosis (for moderate to severe cases of obstructive sleep apnea). You can visit the Mediclinic sleep clinic for taking a sleep test.
Sleep Apnea Treatment
Conservative therapy can help patients with mild cases to lose weight, limit the use of sleeping pills, and quit alcoholic drinks. Doctors may advise patients to sleep in a side-way position and use nasal sprays to prevent sinus problems for aiding night-time breathing. Other therapies include PAP or positive airway and CPAP or continuous positive airway pressure.
Doctors at reputed sleep clinics in Abu Dhabi and Dubai can suggest surgical procedures to relieve symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea in patients. Most surgical treatments are outpatient processes.
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