Snoring & Sleep Disorder Surgeries

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

To know about this entity lets first see what is Apnoea?

Apnoea is Cessation of breathing for 10 seconds or more.

Sleep Apnoea is of two types:

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnoea
  • Central Sleep Apnoea

Obstructive sleep apnoea is repetitive episodes of total or partial collapse of airway which is generally terminated by arousal from sleep.

Diagnosis is generally made by:

  • detailed history taking
  • Clinical Examination
  • Flexible Endoscopy
  • Sleep Endoscopy

Symptoms associated Obstructive sleep Apnoea

  • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
  • Memory loss
  • Irritability
  • Difficulty in concentrating
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Snoring
  • Choking spells
  • Restlessness
  • Sweating
  • Acid reflux
  • Headache upon awakening