The truth about sleep apnea

Snoring loudly at night doesn’t mean one is having a relaxing sleep.

There’s a misconception that snoring loudly at night means one is having a relaxing sleep. According to medical experts, snoring might be a sign of a medical condition that needs to be addressed.

Snoring is often associated with a sleep disorder called Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), which increases the risk for serious health problems such as diabetes, hypertension, stroke, heart attack, and obesity. It can also cause morning headaches, memory loss, mood changes and poor concentration during the day.

The good news is, there are remedies to reduce snoring. Like many health conditions, lifestyle interventions can make a big difference but often take a long time and involve a lot of patience. Fortunately, there are also several medical treatments available to fix such sleep disorders.

At St. Luke’s Medical Center, patients who complain of snoring may consult with a St. Luke’s Sleep Specialist, who can refer them to avail the Home Sleep Apnea Test (HSAT) promo if needed. With the promo, patients can have a portable sleep device delivered to their doorstep and receive quality diagnostics from the hospital’s sleep doctors.

The HSAT device monitors breathing patterns while the patient is asleep, which helps diagnose OSA and identify the best treatment plan for snoring issues.

The package includes a diagnostic test, delivery of the HSAT, personal assistance of a sleep technician in operating the device, and a professional fee of the sleep doctor who will interpret and read the test.

The HSAT is a convenient and cost-effective method to diagnose sleep apnea and a step closer to getting a better sleep.

For those experiencing loud snoring, abrupt awakenings at night, or have been told that their breathing has stopped or that they have choked during sleep, it is best to consult with a St. Luke’s Sleep Specialist for assessment.

At the end of the day, nothing revitalizes the body and mind like a good night’s sleep to help prepare for what tomorrow has in store.

To know more about St. Luke’s HSAT, consult with a St. Luke’s Sleep Specialist by contacting St. Luke’s Comprehensive Sleep Disorders Center through +63 2 8723-0101 loc. 5559/4729 (SLMC-Quezon City) or +63 2 8789-7700 loc. 2009 (SLMC-Global City).