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Sleep Apnea Treatment in Nehru Enclave, Delhi

Are you having trouble sleeping? Suffering from issues like loud snoring and fatigue? Well, these can be signs of sleep apnea.

Visit the best sleep apnea hospital near you. It is a serious disorder that needs immediate attention. So, consult a sleep apnea doctor near you or a sleep apnea specialist near you. Here's what you should know about sleep apnea.

What is sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea is a medical condition in which breathing stops for a short time while sleeping. The pause in breathing may last for a minimum of 10 seconds to a maximum of 30 seconds or even a few more seconds in severe cases. This transient cessation of respiration is a serious sleep disorder as it is characterized by brief interruptions in breathing during sleep leading to issues like loud snoring habits, feeling of tiredness during the day, confusion and other related issues.

What are the types of sleep apnea?

There are three types of sleep apnea:

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Central Sleep Apnea
  • Complex/Mixed Sleep Apnea

What causes sleep apnea?

It depends on the type of sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs due to airway blockage which happens when soft tissues collapse at the back of the throat. Central sleep apnea occurs when the brain fails to send a respiratory signal to the respiratory muscles due to an unstable respiratory control center, that is an unstable central nervous system. Complex/mixed sleep apnea occurs in patients having both obstructive as well as central sleep apnea.

What are the symptoms of sleep apnea?

The most common signs and symptoms of sleep apnea are

  • Loud snoring habits
  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Sudden awakening with choking
  • Fatigue during daytime
  • Nocturnal restlessness
  • Morning headaches
  • Lack of concentration
  • Forgetting and irritability
  • Insomnia with frequent awakening
  • Gastroesophageal reflux
  • Non-restorative sleeping pattern
  • Sweating, bad dreams, frequent urination at night
  • Dry mouth
  • Sexual dysfunction 

When do you need to see your doctor?

Consult your doctor immediately if you start having the symptoms mentioned above. Provide your doctor with a detailed history of your symptoms. Make an appointment today at Apollo Spectra Hospital, which is the best sleep apnea hospital in New Delhi.

Request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Nehru Enclave, New Delhi.

Call 1860 500 2244 to book an appointment.

What are the possible treatments for sleep apnea?

The treatment modalities are based on the severity of the disorder.

  • Mild sleep apnea cases - A doctor may advise patients with mild sleep apnea symptoms to change their lifestyle for a positive response. Changes include:
    • Weight loss exercises
    • Avoiding alcohol
    • Avoiding sleeping pills
    • Quitting smoking
    • Getting your nasal allergies treated
  • Moderate to severe cases - Airway maintaining device or surgery is the treatment option for these patients.
    • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) - It is a mechanical device in the form of a mask that helps to maintain the air pressure while sleeping. This air pressure is greater than that of the surrounding atmosphere making it easy to keep your upper respiratory tract open thereby preventing sleep apnea and snoring. 
    • Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure (BPAP) - This mechanical device automatically adjusts the airway pressure thereby providing more pressure during inhalation.  
    • Oral appliance - It is easier to use but is not as effective as the Continuous Positive Airway Pressure device.  
    • Adaptive servo-ventilation (ASV) device - It is a newly developed technology that uses computer-generated software to monitor and help the device to maintain positive airway pressure to treat sleep apnea.  
    • Surgery - This approach is chosen only when the above therapies fail to deliver. The surgical approach may involve tissue removal or shrinkage, repositioning of the jaw, implant placement, nerve stimulation or tracheostomy.  

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Conclusion

Sleep apnea can be a life-threatening condition if it is not diagnosed and treated at the right time. Apart from self-care and lifestyle changes, you might need medical interventions by sleep apnea doctors and specialists.

What are the risk factors?

  • Obesity
  • Nasal obstruction due to deviated nasal septum
  • Allergies
  • Sinusitis
  • Tonsillitis
  • Large tongue/macroglossia

What are diagnostic tests for sleep apnea?

  • Sleep Apnea Test (Polysomnogram)
  • Electroencephalograms
  • Electromyogram
  • Nasal airflow sensor test

What are the complications of sleep apnea?

If left untreated, sleep apnea could cause the following

  • complications
  • Hypertension or increase in blood pressure
  • Heart diseases
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Weight gain
  • Asthma
  • Gastroesophageal reflux
  • Psychological disorders

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