Sleep disorders

Snoring and its diagnosis

In the vast majority of cases, the diagnosis of snoring is not particularly difficult. At the same time, it should be noted that, as a rule, the snorer himself underestimates his snoring , and those close to him overestimate it.

Snoring can be caused by a variety of reasons, and to determine them, you need to contact a specialist.

A more difficult problem is the diagnosis and treatment of snoring in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. Obstructive sleep apnea is a dangerous disease in which, against the background of snoring, a person stops breathing during sleep. The disease is manifested by painful daytime sleepiness, weight gain, frequent urination at night, morning hypertension, impotence. Over time, it seriously disrupts the functioning of the cardiovascular system, contributes to the occurrence of heart attacks and strokes.

This sad diagnosis is established by the doctor on the basis of data from a special examination. The most accurate and objective diagnostic method is a study called polysomnography . During its implementation, various parameters of the functions of the human body are recorded:

  • snore;
  • respiratory flow;
  • respiratory movements;
  • body position and movement of the lower extremities;
  • blood oxygen saturation;
  • electroencephalogram;
  • electrooculogram ;
  • electromyogram .

It should be noted that polysomnography is performed only in sleep laboratories with appropriate equipment. At the Sleep Medicine Center at the Rehabilitation Clinic in Khamovniki, you can not only diagnose existing disorders, but also get the opportunity to treat them. For residents of Moscow, polysomnography is available at home.

Treatment of snoring is carried out by different methods, it depends on whether it is complicated or not. For obstructive sleep apnea, CPAP therapy is usually performed, which helps from the first night of treatment.

Prisma CPAP machines are currently being developed Line from the new line of Weinmann , Germany. Their use allows the most effective and comfortable treatment of the entire spectrum of respiratory disorders in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.

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