Mass media about us: «Good night» without snoring

About 30 percent of the world's adult population snores while asleep. Snoring is not only incite obvious social problems (according to world statistics, 10 percent of all divorces happens from just loud snoring of one of spouses), but is the one of the main symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS).

In the world OSAS frequency, compose 5-7 percent of whole population older 30 years. Older than 60 years, frequency of OSAS increases significantly and is about 30 per cent of men and 20 percent women. Persons over 65 years, disease incidence can reach 60 percent. In Kazakhstan, the epidemiology of obstructive sleep apnea has not been studied.

In cardiac patients, the prevalence of OSAS is quite high: in hypertensive patients, this index is 30 percent, with refractory forms of hypertension - 83 percent.

OSAS is an actual problem of modern medicine because of high prevalence, increasing risk of cardiovascular, neurological and metabolic complications, which leads to a significant deterioration in the quality of human life. During severe OSAS stage throughout night may be up to 400-500 breathing stops, which leads to acute and chronic lack of oxygen during sleep. This, in turn, significantly increases the risk of hypertension development, myocardial infarction, stroke and sudden death during sleep.

Example from practice

In sleep laboratory of Medical Center Hospital of President’s Affairs Administration of the Republic of Kazakhstan addressed the patient K., 45 years old, with complaints of snoring, sleep apnea, restless, not refreshing sleep, and excessive daytime sleepiness.

Patient was under respiratory monitoring where was defined preliminary diagnose - severe syndrome of obstructive sleep apnea, (apnea-hypopnea index of 46 per hour, ie up to 46 pauses in breathing during sleep per hour), oxygen saturation (blood oxygen content) fell up to 53 percent). The patient was referred to polysomnography - an extended night examination with monitoring of 14 physiological parameters (snoring, breathing pauses during sleep, oxygen saturation, EEG, etc.).

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First night of treatment with CPAP therapy, breathing pauses negated, snoring disappeared, normalized blood oxygen saturation and heart rate, improved structure and quality of sleep.

Auto-CPAP therapy provides gentle flow of air pressure through mask in the upper airways. The air pressure prevents decay of the upper airway in the throat level, allowing you to breathe freely during sleep.

Medical Center Hospital of President’s Affairs Administration of the Republic of Kazakhstan Sleep Laboratory has 3 comfortable wards, equipped with the most modern high-tech equipment of «Weinmann» company (Germany) for diagnostic and treatment patients with obstructive sleep apnea and other sleep disorders.

If you have sleep disorders, snoring, daytime sleepiness, and you wake up with a feeling of fatigue, you need to contact us and get tested.

Source zakon.kz