Sleep apnea is defined as snoring and respiratory arrest during sleep. Poor quality sleep during daytime wandering constantly while causing complaints such as lack of concentration; It can also cause sleep apnea, which can lead to high blood pressure, cardiac arrhythmias, paralysis or sudden death at night. The person who snores until he stops breathing continues to breathe and snore again with a loud grunt.
Symptoms of Sleep Apnea
The most important symptom of sleep apnea is the cessation of breathing during sleep. Other symptoms include:
- Restlessness while asleep
- Frequent urination
- Dry mouth
- Breathing stops with witness
Sleep Apnea Test
Sleep apnea test is the most important stage in the process of detection and treatment of the disease. The sleep apnea test, called “polysomnography”, is a test that records all-night brain activity and respiratory events. Polysomnography is based on the measurement of brain waves, eye movements, airflow through the mouth and nose, snoring, heart rate, leg movements, and oxygen levels during sleep.
Sleep Apnea Machine (CPAP, APAP, BPAP)
Today, the most effective method known to treat this syndrome is a positive airway pressure (CPAP, APAP, BPAP) treatment. These sleep apnea machines compress the room air and produce high-speed air flow. When the positive pressure generated by the machines is applied to the patient by means of a hose and a mask attached to the patient’s nose or both mouth and nose, the upper airways remain open. Positive airway pressure therapy should be used in patients with moderate to severe sleep apnea or mild day-to-day.
- Automatic CPAP sleep apnea machine is capable of increasing or decreasing the pressure applied according to need.
- BPAP machine gives high pressure when breathing and lower pressure when breathing.
- CPAP (continuous airway pressure) sleep apnea machine create constant pressure in the upper airways during inhalation.