Doctors for Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Anand Nagar, Hubli-Dharwad
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OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA
Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition in which the upper airway becomes partly or completely blocked when sleeping. This would make the person stop breathing for a brief moment in their sleep. Breathing would resume after a loud gasp this could lead to disturbed sleep which would cause daytime fatigue. Dry mouth, headaches and snoring would be other signs of this disorder.
HOW IS OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA DIAGNOSED?
To diagnose the condition, a general physician may recommend a sleep specialist who will perform special sleep tests such as polysomnography or home sleep apnea testing for definitive diagnosis.
HOW IS OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA TREATED?
The easiest way to treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea would be using devices that help in relaxing your throat muscles. A mouthpiece is fixed in the jaw that helps to breath better. In other cases, special pillows are also given for the same.
DID YOU KNOW?
Though Obstructive Sleep Apnea is not a serious condition, it can get worse with time causing sudden periods of breathing obstructions in the nasal passage.