sleep study

The guarantee of good sleep

The Sleep Lab at Nithra is furnished with the newest technology and most advanced equipment for our specialists to enable patients to achieve a good sleep. The process of falling asleep and remaining in sound slumber with appropriate quantity and quality of sleep is the prime objective at our sleep clinic and for this the various stages of sleep must be closely monitored.

The need for a sleep study

The stages of sleep which include a) drowsiness b) light sleep c) deep sleep and d) Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep often referred as dream sleep are controlled and influenced by many parts of the brain. Our specialists at Nithra measure the different activities of the brain during each stage, through the night to identify the point of possible disturbance. After the study, the sleep specialist will review and interpret the recordings to help a patient understand their specific sleep patterns. If evidence of a sleep disorder is found, treatment recommendations will be duly made.

What is a sleep study?

The sleep study analysis and interpretation are part of an elaborate process that takes several hours of work by specially trained professionals who process or ‘score’ the large amount of data recorded during the study. The sleep specialists at Nithra have the right knowledge on sleep and its disorders to explain the collected information correctly. A typical sleep study contains over 800 pages of data (including brain waves, muscle movements, eye movements and the like) which are digitally recorded. As this is a time-consuming and labour-intensive process, the complete evaluation of sleep studies takes a while before the results are handed over to the patient– this duration will be communicated to you by the specialist.

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Treatment Options

Snoring or Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) Syndrome is a medical condition that requires careful attention and proper treatment by a sleep specialist. This disorder, which can be life threatening if untreated, involves frequent collapse of the breathing passageway during sleep, resulting in partial or complete blockage causing changes in one’s breathing pattern and blood oxygen levels during sleep. Symptoms include excessive daytime sleepiness, poor performance at home or work, and depression.

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