Treating sleep apnea: the sooner the better!
Treating sleep apnea in the Neuro Praxis Düsseldorf
Sleep apnea is a breathing pattern disorder during sleep that causes brief pauses in breathing. Symptoms can be:
- loud snoring,
- frequent waking up,
- morning tiredness,
- Poor concentration and
- frequent tiredness during the day.
The diagnosis is made by a sleep study (somnographic examination) and a medical survey.
At Neuro Praxis Düsseldorf we have the HomeSleepTest (HST) from Somnomedics ready for you. In this way, the diagnostics can be carried out comfortably in your own four walls.
Treatment options include lifestyle changes (losing weight, avoiding alcohol and sleeping pills), therapy with a respiratory mask (CPAP), or surgical treatment.
Early diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea at Neuro Praxis Düsseldorf can prevent serious health problems.
Sleep apnea affects about 2-5% of the adult population, but the exact frequency is difficult to determine because many cases go undiagnosed. Men are affected more often than women and the risk increases with age.