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Problem of Snoaring during sleep?

Have you ever felt sleapiness during day time or driving?

If you have felt an interrupted sleeping pattern with increased frequency of night time urination that leaves a bad headache or sleepiness during the day, then it is likely to be Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome and needs proper treatment. OSA may not look like a very serious condition, at first, but it can cause increased obesity, hypertension, heart attack, stroke, neurocognitive dysfunction, and insulin resistance in long term.

The upper airway is obstructed during deep sleep and the breathing stops. The brain then wakes up and breathing starts repeatedly which leads to breathlessness and increased day time sleepness. OSA is increasing at a faster pace, the major reason behind which is associated with obesity. The other risk factors for OSA mainly include age, family history, smoking, alcohol consumption, etc.

SPS Hospitals are the leading healthcare providers for all kinds of Apnea related disorders. We are committed to providing top-of-the-line healthcare services to our patients while providing a healthy environment. At SPS hospital, we have an expert team of doctors to treat obstructive sleep apnea with the help of advanced equipment and state-of-the-art infrastructure.

Sleep Apnea Causes

OSAS occurs due to the presence of the following cases in a majority of the cases:

  • Old age, be it natural or premature.
  • Decreased muscle tone
  • Brain injury that could be temporary or permanent
  • Central nervous system dysfunction followed by a stroke or the patients who have neuromuscular diseases
  • Patients with heart failure and other heart, lung or kidney diseases are most likely to have it. 

These are the possible sleep apnea causes.

Sleep Apnea Tests Performed at SPS Hospital

The specialised tests and the facilities available for obstructive sleep apnea treatment  at SPS hospitals include the following:

  • Polysomnography – In a sleep lab, surface electrodes are used to record the electrical signals which are usually put on the face and scalp of the patient. Breathing is measured with the help of belts around the chest and abdomen. An oximeter shows the oxygen levels in your blood. The Sleep test or Polysomnography at SPS Hospitals is a gold standard diagnostic test for OSA.
  • Sleep Endoscopy – Sleep endoscopy is a sleep apnea test that is useful for studying the sleeping patient suffering from OSA. It is used to decide about the operative procedure needed as per the patient’s condition.

Coblation Technology – It is a bloodless and painless surgery performed by using radiofrequency energy. A significant reduction in snoring is experienced within 6 weeks of this procedure. Tonsillectomy, Adenoidectomy, Nasal, Palatal & Tongue base surgeries are included.

Treatments of Sleep Apnea at SPS Hospital

There are many Obstructive sleep apnea treatment options available at SPS Hospitals to cure sleep apnea.

  • Weight Management- Those who are overweight can benefit from losing weight. Around 10 percent weight loss can make a lot of difference in apneic patients. 
  • Avoiding Alcohol and Smoking- Anything that can relax the central nervous system including sedatives, sleeping pills, alcohol and smoking must be avoided. 
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy and mandibular advancement devices are suggested as they happen to be very effective. 
  • Surgery is the least used method to treat sleep apnea. Those with excessive obstructing airflow may be suggested the surgical way but that is done only once the conservative measures fail to treat the condition.

Why choose us?

SPS Hospitals is one of the most renowned hospitals in India. Incepted in 2005, we offer quality healthcare with international standards to the people of Punjab.

  • Combining the state-of-the-art infrastructure, and medical and professional excellence we are aiming to be the world’s most esteemed healthcare institutes.
  • We are a NABH accredited hospital in Ludhiana, Punjab, and have worldwide recognized medical professionals working to provide the best healthcare.
  • Our nurses and other staff are all registered from their respective official bodies.
  • Along with the accreditation by the Joint Commission International (JCI), USA just after two years of operations, we have many credentials to our forte.


Obesity, Sleep deprivation, Alcohol consumption, Smoking, Family history, sleeping pills, large neck circumference, etc. are the known risk factors for OSAS.

No! Stress is not the cause of apnea, however, it can worsen this medical condition.

It can be treated naturally by avoiding alcohol and smoking, sedatives, and muscle relaxants. Weight loss and physical training are also recommended. CPAP machine can also be used according to need.

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