Snoring can cause tension in a relationship because the person that suffers the most is the bed partner. Snoring occurs from poor muscle tone in the tongue and throat, the redundant soft tissue in the neck, enlarged tonsils or adenoids and obstructed nasal airways. These are just a few of the more commonly known conditions that affect snoring. Apnea is the cessation of breathing at night causing hypoxia to the brain. Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is a common disorder characterized by repetitive episodes of nocturnal breathing cessation due to upper airway collapse. When ignored and untreated, OSA can cause serious health problems. These problems include high blood pressure, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, stroke and depression.
We provide Flexible Nasopharyngolaryngoscopy to evaluate the area of obstruction. A multidisciplinary approach might be taken to achieve the best outcome.
We work in close liaison with a leading medical device centre specialising in the fields of ENT, General Surgery, Urology, Sleep Medicine, Respiratory & Critical Care in South-East Asia. They provide sleep study /Polysomnography PSG services at home and Continuous Positive Airway Pressure CPAP free trial at home.
We also offer surgical and non-surgical treatment for obstructive sleep apnea:
- Surgical management of sleep disorder such as Cautery-Assisted Palatal Stiffening Operation (CAPSO), Adenotonsillectomy and volume reduction surgery of turbinates.
- Non-surgical management such as weight reduction and diet control also provided. Prescription of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure CPAP (an automatic programmable air pump device to keep the blocked airway open while sleeping.
- Minimal invasive patient-friendly laser treatment for increasing the quality of a patient’s sleep and painless also advocated 4-5 session in daycare.