NAVIGATION
SOCIAL
ADDRESS Montefiore Hospital 2 Montefiore Rd Hove BN1
CONTACT Mail: contact@sleepcentre.co.uk Phone: 0808 288 9834
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Level 1: Overnight oximetry 

This study uses a watch to measure a number of parameters. The watch is easy to use and you may use it for 2 nights before you return it. Oximetry will it give us information on your oxygen levels and pulse. It will let us know if your oxygen levels drops significantly. This may or may not need to be followed by a level 2 study.

Level 2: Respiratory study

This is probably the most suitable as it is accurate and includes many more parameters: Oxygen levels, pulse, Electrocardiogram (ECG), leg movements, belts on the chest and abdomen, snore sounds, body position. This will be examined by 2 specialists and you will be provided with a report.

Level 3:  Polysomnography

This includes all the above plus electro-encephalogram so it can give sleep staging and usually comes with video but it may have to be done at the Hospital.

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)

This is the most effective treatment for moderate or severe OSAS. It may be used to treat mild OSAS if other treatments are not successful. This treatment involves wearing a mask when you sleep. A quiet electrical pump is connected to the mask to pump room air into your nose at a slight pressure. The slightly increased air pressure keeps the throat open when you are breathing at night and so prevents the blockage of airflow. The improvement with this treatment is often very good, if not dramatic.

Sleep Studies

General measures

Things that can make a big difference include: Losing some weight if you are overweight or obese. Not drinking alcohol for 4-6 hours before going to bed. Not using sedative drugs. Stopping smoking if you are a smoker. Sleeping on your side or in a semi-propped position.

Mandibular advancement devices

The mandible is the lower jaw. There are devices that you can wear inside your mouth when you sleep. They work by pulling the mandible forward a little so that your throat may not narrow as much in the night. These devices look a bit like gum shields that sportspeople wear. Although you can buy these devices without a prescription, it is best to have one properly fitted by a dentist if one is recommended. These devices can work well in some cases.

Treatment Options

NAVIGATION
SOCIAL
ADDRESS Montefiore Hospital 2 Montefiore Rd Hove BN1
CONTACT Mail: contact@company name.com Phone: 030 49808100
     

Level 1: Overnight

oximetry 

This study uses a watch to measure a number of parameters. The watch is easy to use and you may use it for 2 nights before you return it. Oximetry will it give us information on your oxygen levels and pulse. It will let us know if your oxygen levels drops significantly. This may or may not need to be followed by a level 2 study.

Level 2: Respiratory study

This is probably the most suitable as it is accurate and includes many more parameters: Oxygen levels, pulse, Electrocardiogram (ECG), leg movements, belts on the chest and abdomen, snore sounds, body position. This will be examined by 2 specialists and you will be provided with a report.

Level 3:  Polysomnography

This includes all the above plus electro- encephalogram so it can give sleep staging and usually comes with video but it may have to be done at the Hospital.

General measures

Things that can make a big difference include: Losing some weight if you are overweight or obese. Not drinking alcohol for 4-6 hours before going to bed. Not using sedative drugs. Stopping smoking if you are a smoker. Sleeping on your side or in a semi- propped position.

Mandibular advancement

devices

The mandible is the lower jaw. There are devices that you can wear inside your mouth when you sleep. They work by pulling the mandible forward a little so that your throat may not narrow as much in the night. These devices look a bit like gum shields that sportspeople wear. Although you can buy these devices without a prescription, it is best to have one properly fitted by a dentist if one is recommended. These devices can work well in some cases.

Continuous positive

airway pressure (CPAP)

This is the most effective treatment for moderate or severe OSAS. It may be used to treat mild OSAS if other treatments are not successful. This treatment involves wearing a mask when you sleep. A quiet electrical pump is connected to the mask to pump room air into your nose at a slight pressure. The slightly increased air pressure keeps the throat open when you are breathing at night and so prevents the blockage of airflow. The improvement with this treatment is often very good, if not dramatic.

Sleep Studies

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