Doctors for Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Yattingudda, Hubli-Dharwad
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OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA
One of the most common forms of sleep apnea is the Obstructive Sleep Apnea where the relaxing muscles of the throat tend to block breathing during sleep. Signs of this illness include snoring very loudly, trouble in breathing when sleeping, periods of light breathing followed with unrest due to breathing issues and also difficulty in sleeping on the back.
HOW IS OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA DIAGNOSED?
An interview regarding sleep habits of the patient and those that they live it with be carried out by an ENT specialist. A sleep study could be conducted to monitor airflow, breathing patterns, heart rate and muscle activity.
HOW IS OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA TREATED?
Avoiding alcohol and sleeping pills could be advised. Nasal sprays to relieve congestions or sinus might be prescribed. In some cases surgery to remove any blocks such as extra tissue in the nose and throat could be performed.
DID YOU KNOW?
Home sleep apnea testing is also a method of diagnosis for such a condition.