Sleep Apnea/Snoring Treatment
Definition of Snoring/Sleep Apnea
Snoring is vibration of respiratory structures such as vulva, soft palate and the resulting sound, due to obstructed air movement during breathing while sleeping. Sleep apnea treatment is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. You may have sleep apnea if you snore loudly, and you feel tired even after a full night’s sleep.
Sleep apnea treatment usually is a chronic (ongoing) condition that disrupts your sleep. When your breathing pauses or becomes shallow, you’ll often move out of deep sleep and into light sleep.
As a result, the quality of your sleep is poor, which makes you tired during the day. Sleep apnea is a leading cause of excessive daytime sleepiness.
Signs of sleep apnea
- Loud snoring, heard even in other rooms
- Repeated episodes of breathing cessation during sleep
- Abrupt awakenings because of shortness of breath or obstruction
- Excessive daytime sleepiness
- Attention problems, easily irritated or depressed
- Morning Headache, Nausea, Waking up frequently to urinate, hypoactive sexual desire
If sleep apnea is not treated, it causes complications
|Complications||Cardiovascular disease, Arrhythmia, Myocardial Infarction, Cardiac Failure||Pulmonary Disease, pulmonary hypertension, respiratory failure|
|Neurologic Problems, Headache, Glaucoma||Psychological problems, daytime sleepiness, memory deterioration, depression|
|Endocrine Disease, Diabetes||Sexual function problems|
Snoring/Sleep Apnea treatment Examination
Polysomnography+ 3D CT+ Endoscopy
Polysomnography is the standard diagnostic method for all sleep disorders including snoring and sleep apnea. It monitors many body functions during sleep such as EEG, eye movements, respiratory airflow, respiratory efforts, ECG, oxygen saturation, and leg muscle activity. Examination is done on your sleeping time.
Classification according to Polysomnography
Sleep apnea treatment according to symptoms
We will find the best treatment suitable for the patient through exact diagnosis
|Non-surgical treatment||Surgical treatment|
Sleep apnea Treatment according to symptoms: Non-surgical Treatment (Positive Air Pressure)
What is positive air pressure treatment?
It is one of the best ways to treat sleep apnea non-surgically.
Mask is connected to a machine that looks like a small humidifier. Air is emitted from this machine and opens the obstructed respiratory structures during sleep.
√ For: Moderate Sleep Apnea patients
Kinds of Positive Air Pressure sleep apnea Treatment
Treatment according to symptoms: surgical Treatment
|1. Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty||2. Base-of-Tongue advancement|
Correction of soft palate obstruction
Correction of proximal tongue obstruction
|3.Bimaxillary Advancement||4. Nose Obstruction Surgery|
Move both the upper and lower jaw to make a space for breathing at back of soft palate and tongue
If nose obstruction occurs due to nose valve narrowing, correct the narrowing through nose septum correcting surgery