Sleep lab serving in Anka Hospital is a very commonly used treatment in patients who have sleep apnea problems.Sleep apnea is one of the most common sleep disorders, in other words, this problem is diagnosed and treated in the sleep laboratory, where every detail is considered to make the patient feel at home and modern in our hospital. If sleep apnea is left untreated, it disrupts daily activities and social life, and causes major diseases that reduce the quality and duration of life.
Snoring, breathing problems and not getting enough sleep is not only a health problem, but also a major problem affecting the quality of life of the person comes across. Sleep apnea, which is one of the most important causes of sleep disorders, means stopping breathing for at least 10 seconds during sleep. The most common symptoms of sleep apnea that can recur several times during the night are the cuts of sleep of snoring person at short intervals and restart to breathe again in a loud voice, waking up at night with a sense of suffocation, sweating and frequent need to urinate. On the other hand, dry mouth, dizziness, severe headache, getting up tired, tiredness throughout the day may be due to sleep apnea. Patients who are admitted to Anka Hospital with a complaint of sleep disturbance are first asked for examinations according to their complaints and then taken to the sleep laboratory for diagnosis. In this special room , which is prepared with all the details in mind for the patient's comfort, electrodes for monitoring brain waves, heart rate and muscle activation; devices for monitoring breathing, snoring, blood oxygen level and pulse before falling asleep are fitted to the patient before sleep. Then, without giving any medication, the patient feels comfortable and is allowed to fall asleep. There is no electrical current in the electrodes connected to the body and on the contrary, the natural electricity in the patient's body is recorded with advanced devices. Sleep testing is the most important stage in the process of detecting and treating the disease. Patients need to stay in their sleep room for one night in order to get the sleep test done. The sleep test called '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. So this test records brain activity and respiratory events all night long. During the test, the signals from the body are examined for parameters such as how long breathing stops during sleep, how oxygen levels and heart rate are affected when it stops, and whether or not you fall into deep sleep. The patient is able to continue his / her daily life the next day.
Those having continuous and severe snore, waking up with complaints of tiredness and headache, feeling sleepy during the day, and adiaphoresis of whom is recognized by their wives during sleep should consult our Chest Diseases Expert before causing more serious health problems and should be directed to related section if the conditions of sleep lab are appropriate. If left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to sudden death during sleep, stroke, heart attack, and heart failure, difficulty in losing weight, respiratory failure, impotence and loss of sexual desire, diabetes, high blood pressure, daytime fatigue and lack of concentration due to continuous traffic and work accidents.