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What is Obstructive
Sleep Apnoea (OSA)?

Symptoms of Obstructive
Sleep Apnoea

Dangers of Obstructive
Sleep Apnoea

How is Sleep Apnoea
Diagnosed?

HOW IS SLEEP APNOEA DIAGNOSED?

THE DIAGNOSIS OF OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNOEA CAN NOW BE MADE IN YOUR OWN HOME.

If a person is suspected of having OSA their doctor should be consulted who will ask questions about sleep habits and the presence of symptoms such a snoring, gasping and tiredness etc. Only an overnight sleep study called Polysomnogram (PSG) can objectively determine the presence and severity of OSA. A Sleep Study can be organised by either your GP, sleep specialist or by DentSLEEP and the results are evaluated by a specialist sleep physician.

Previously sleep studies had to be performed overnight in a hospital; however with advances in technology a portable sleep monitoring device now allows a study to be made in the comfort of your own bed. The device is simply fitted and you wear it home to sleep with.

Sleep studies measure and evaluate the parameters of your sleep. The attached devices, either in hospital or portable, digitally record a variety of different body functions during sleep, including:

  Electrical activity in the brain
  Eye movement
  Muscle activity
  Heart rate
  Breathing and Air Flow through the nose and mouth
  Blood oxygen levels

When the sleep monitoring device is returned to the clinic the next day, the results are downloaded and then evaluated by a specialist sleep physician. The presence and severity of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea can be accurately diagnosed from the recorded data. Accurate diagnosis of the severity of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea is crucial to determine the most effective treatment.

More than one sleep study may be needed. The first is to determine exactly what is going on, and the second to assess the effectiveness of the treatment.

Sleep Tests are relatively inexpensive and can be organised at DentSLEEP Clinic.

For more information, please contact DentSLEEP on 1-300-1-SNORE
(1-300-1-76673) or click here to email us now.

   
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