Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Apnea means “without breath” and is caused by relaxation of the tongue / soft palate / throat muscles in such way that the airway towards to the lungs is blocked. The sleeper is unable to catch a breath for 10 seconds or longer leading to crucial parts of the body (brain, heart etc.) being without oxygen. Most of us during sleep experience an occasional period without breath, but if it is more than 15 episodes per hour it is too much and require immediate medical treatment.
How do I know if I have sleep apnea?
Sleep apnea could affect all of us, including infants, without really noticing it. A definite diagnosis can be made only by a proper sleep study. A good night sleep is not the same in the hospital as it is at home. Therefore, as a first line basic screening test we recommend our patients undergo sleep study at home. Using a sleep monitor, we will look at 11 parameters including: oxygen saturation, heart rate, body position etc., while you are sleeping. The sleep monitor will be delivered to your home, fitted and explained to you. On the following morning the machine will be collected by courier. The recorded data will be uploaded to our system and analyzed by our team. Dr. Levente will discuss the findings with you and give you advise about your specialized treatment protocol. With this easy and simple method, you will know whether you are "just a simple snorer" or a potential victim of your sleep disorder.
Home sleep study protocol
Step 1: Meeting with you in your home 22:00 pm
Step 2: Introducing the sleep sensor to you
Step 3: Quick check to see your cardiology signs: ECG, BP
Step 4: Fitting and checking the sensor as well as online testing
Step 5: Start recording after light turned off
Step 6: Machine collection and data sending to the Clinic 07:00 am
On the following day, we will inform you about the result.
- We are monitoring the following during your sleep:
- Flow (airflow in your nose)
- Oxygen saturation SpO2 (Pulse Oximeter)
- Pulse Frequency
- ECG Channel
- Heart Frequency
- Blood pressure
- Pulse Wave
- Thorax effort (to check you breathing effort)
- Abdomen effort
- Phase Shift & Obstruction level
- Snoring (built in microphone)
- Position (magnetic sensor integrated in device
“I like to recommend Dr. Levente Deak (ENT) I found him very professional and helpful with answering all my questions patiently, very straight forward and am very happy with the result. Thanks S Ll.
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