Sleep n Snoring Helpline

Loud Snoring & Sleep Apnea

Patients suffering from sleep apnea have Loud Snoring, feel fatigued or tired, have excessive daytime sleepiness (fall asleep while driving/sitting idle or in a meeting), feel depressed/irritated & have low libido.

Your Snoring or Sleep apnea can be dangerous, as it may also aggravate the adverse effects of other diseases like diabetes, heart disease or cause high blood pressure/high blood sugar and even sudden death while sleeping.

Addressing snoring or sleep apnea thus becomes critical and if well treated by sleep specialist, the patients lead a better life. Despite of high prevalence and severity of OSA, this condition goes undiagnosed for years and often untreated which may lead to metabolic syndrome and even death. Hence, screening strategies are critically needed to decrease the adverse effects of OSA on co-morbidities.

Types of Sleep Apnea:

1. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA): This is the most common condition found in majority of Sleep Apnea patients. This occurs due to one of the several causes of obstruction in Upper Airways like excess tissue, low muscle tone or abnormality in anatomy.

2. Central Sleep Apnea (CSA): This is not so common and found in a very small group of sleep apnea patients. In this case effort to breathe is also ceased along with airflow. This is largely affected due to loss of Autonomous stimulus of breathing leading to cessation of respiratory effort.

3. Mixed Apnea: This is also highly uncommon. Here both the central and obstructive element plays a role in apnea episodes.

Other Diseases Associated with OSA

• Heart or Cardiovascular Diseases

o Hypertension (High BP)

o Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) or swelling in legs (Pedal edema)

o Coronary Artery Disease or Angina or Heart Attack

o Atrial Fibrillation or arrhythmias (Heart rate disorders)

• Diabetes (Blood Sugar)

• Stroke (Paralysis)

• Obesity or Overweight

• Metabolic Syndrome (High BP & High Blood Sugar)

• Depression/irritability

• Low Libido (Lack of interest in married life)

• Poor performance at work

Patient Screening who Snore

Done by TRAINED COUNSELORS Identifying the OSA early and correctly in the symptomatic patients (Obese, snore, day time sleepiness) is the key element of OSA management. We have made the whole process as simple as counting A-B-C.

We have the screening process in place, which is done by TRAINED COUNSELORS. The patients can also take self screening test online ON our WEBSITE as listed in step A.

STEP A: ONLINE ASSESSMENT
{A}
3 or More Yes for the below mentioned Questions to be asked : 1 Yes = 1 {> 3 = OSA}
Do you Snore?
Do you feel tired when you wake up after sleeping
for full night?
Do you have High Blood Pressure?
Do you have Diabetes?
Do you have a Heart Disease?
Do you get Early Morning Headache?
Do you have Excessive Day Time Sleepiness?
Do you fall asleep during driving/sitting idle/ in a meeting?
Are you Obese or overweight?
Are you depressed / irritable or have reduced libido?
Has your partner ever noticed you to have nocturnal choking?

STEP B: Screening by Trained Counselors

{B}
Screening with symptom/disease history by trained counselors


STEP C: "19 Channel" Sleep Study

{C}
A home based Polysomnography (Complete PSG with 19 Channels) or Full Night SLEEP Study will be conducted by Trained Technicians.

Patient will Call at Sleep n SNORING HELPLINE on +91 - 9811151109

A study date will be scheduled as per the patient's convenience.

A detailed "19 Channel Sleep study will be conducted and a copy of report will be sent to you and your doctor.