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OSA is a breathing disorder which occurs during the night when the individual is asleep.  The upper airway becomes relaxed, then collapses resulting in pauses in the breathing and snoring.  These episodes will occur countless times during the night resulting in a very disturbed and restless sleep.  Consequently, this can impact the individual during the day as they may experience daytime sleepiness, poor memory, poor concentration, irritability, brain fog and low mood.

Yes.  If sleep apnoea is left untreated the patient is higher risk of developing high blood pressure, depression, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, heart attack and stroke.  A patient with OSA is also more likely to be involved in a road traffic accident due to daytime sleepiness and poor concentration.

WatchPAT is a more detailed sleep study than overnight pulse oximetry.  Watch PAT measures up to 7 channels (peripheral arterial signal/PAT signal, heart rate, oximetry, actigraphy, body position, snoring, and chest motion) via three points of contact (finger, wrist and sternum) which enables a sleep apnoea/apnea diagnosis.

If your sleep test shows significant obstructive sleep apnoea which then warrants CPAP treatment, then Sleep Medical can provide a list of therapy options or sign-post you to a healthcare provider.  Send an email to sleepmedicalni@gmail.com for more information.

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