Snoring and Sleep Apnea Treatment

Home Snoring and Sleep Apnea Treatment

What is sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea should cease breathing for 10 seconds or more during sleep. It is usually associated with snoring. Daytime sleepiness is one of the most common symptoms, as sleep quality is impaired and the natural cycle of sleep is disrupted during sleep.

What are the symptoms of sleep apnea?

  • Shortness of breath
  • during sleep
  • Snore
  • Morning fatigue
  • Morning headache
  • Distractibility
  • Drowsiness during the day
  • Heart rhythm disorders,
  • hypertension
  • Reflux
  • Loss of sexual desire

How is sleep apnea diagnosed?

The diagnosis of sleep apnea is made by a sleep test (polysomnography) performed in sleep laboratories. During sleep, the patient is monitored during the night and parameters such as breathing pauses, heart rate, oxygen saturation, lying position, chest movements, leg movements are recorded.

The diagnosis of sleep apnea can now be made with polygraphy tests performed at home.

Treatment of sleep apnea

CPAP devices are the gold standard in the treatment of sleep apnea. These devices prevent the upper respiratory tract from closing by providing compressed air to the patient during the night with the help of a mask.

Another treatment method for sleep apnea is surgical operations. These include correction of the nasal cartilage, reduction or removal of large tonsils, adenoid removal, soft palate enhancement surgeries, tongue root reduction operations, chin and upper palate advancement surgeries.

Assoc. Dr. Mustafa ACAR

He has a special interest in Rhinoplasty, sleep apnea, swallowing and voice disorders. Especially Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty) in addition to many congress attended special training and attend courses on this issue Turkey's leading names.

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