If you snore, fall asleep during the day or regularly feel tired and sleepy despite having had around 8 hours of sleep the previous night you may be suffering from a sleep disorder.
Normally during sleep the muscles that control the tongue and soft palate keep the airway open. If these muscles relax, the airway contracts and this may cause snoring and breathing difficulties. If your breathing is obstructed during sleep (usually between 10-90 seconds at a time) for five or more instances in an hour you will be diagnosed as having a sleep disorder.
Such disorders often go undiagnosed but the consequences of not receiving early treatment can be serious, even resulting in health issues such as hypertension, heart failure or stroke.
What sets us apart
Take a look at the facilities and services we offer to ensure that your stay with us is a restful, healthful experience. You’ll see that we really do offer you a better experience all round.
- We are the only private-sector healthcare provider in Sri Lanka to run a sleep studies unit with specialist medical professionals who are trained in this field
- Our sleep studies unit is located at the plush Asiri Central Hospital which is conveniently located at Norris Canal Road, Colombo 10
- The sleep laboratory is equipped with the latest cutting-edge technology and manned by medical personnel who are skilled at using such state-of-the art equipment
- The sleep studies unit is specially designed to put you at ease and help you fall asleep while a specialist monitors your breathing patterns
Symptoms of OSA
- Heart failure
- Excessive daytime sleepiness
- Morning headaches
- Memory lapse
- Intellectual deterioration
- Sexual problems
What to do if you have these symptoms
- Screening: Complete a preliminary assessment for OSA and return it to your doctor who will assess your level of risk. You can find this questionnaire at the reception of any Asiri Group Hospital.
- Diagnosis: Depending on your risk level your doctor may recommend you for a sleep test which can be performed at Asiri Central Hospital which has the latest sleep lab.
- Treatment: After assessing your sleep test results your doctor may recommend treatment which usually involves using a facemask and a CPAP therapy device (CPAP stands for continuous positive airway pressure and is a treatment that uses mild air pressure to keep the airways open) during the night.