TriBeCa Care offers home based sleep study to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a disorder wherein the airway gets blocked or collapses while a person is sleeping, thus causing interruptions in breathing and therefore the oxygen flow. This occurs repeatedly while a person is asleep and in prolonged cases can cause serious health risks, including but not limited to cardiac arrests, stroke and hypertension.
1 in 5 people suffer from sleep apnea but are not aware of it.
Contact us today to talk to a sleep expert in case you suffer from any of the symptoms of sleep apnea.
Shallow breathing or pause of breathing briefly during sleep is a condition known as sleep apnea. The airway through the windpipe gets partially or completely blocked that obstructs breathing for a while during sleep and the diaphragm pushes itself harder to contract and allow the air to enter through the nose. The obstructed airway opens with a loud gasp or body jolt which is the body’s own method of pulling air back into the lungs.
TriBeCa Care is dedicated to raising awareness for obstructive sleep apnea and to also provide end – to – end solutions for its treatment. From doctor consultations and sleep tests at home to a range of CPAP machines, TriBeCa helps you in complete management of sleep apnea.
Symptoms of sleep apnea can be varied and often includes loud snoring, daytime sleepiness or tiredness, interrupted sleep, irritability or mood swings and lack of concentration. Most people tend to ignore the symptoms as common traits and do not understand the severity of the condition.
Obesity is one of the primary causes of sleep apnea, as well as thicker neck circumference in a person. Health conditions such as asthma, enlarged tonsils and chronic nasal congestion are also probable causes of sleep apnea. Over – consumption of alcohol and overuse of certain sedatives can also cause sleep apnea.
There can be many serious health conditions caused by sleep apnea, and if untreated in time, can be life threatening. Few of the well known health risks of sleep apnea include cardiac arrest, stroke, diabetes, accidents (caused by lack of concentration during activities), depression and hypertension.
Home Sleep Study
Home sleep study is usually a test performed at night through a device, while the person getting the test done is asleep. The test is non invasive and can determine the level and depth of sleep undergone by the person, as well as the number of apneas that have occurred in the course of night.
CPAP is used for those with breathing problems such as Sleep Apnea. CPAP is a treatment that uses mild air pressure to keep the airways open and helps in preventing Sleep Apnea symptoms. Many users who use CPAP, claim to feel better once they begin treatment. They also report fewer complaints about snoring or sleep disorders.
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