Statistics on snoring vary, but most figures suggest that at least 30 per cent of adults snore.
6 October 2013| Last updated on 31 December 2017
Statistics on snoring vary, but most figures suggest that at least 30 per cent of adults snore. Snoring can cause sleep deprivation both for the snorer and those around them, leading to daytime drowsiness, irritability and lack of concentration.
Snoring can also be an indicator of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a condition in which the soft tissues in the airway collapse during sleep, stopping the passage of air to your lungs. If left untreated, OSA can contribute to the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythm, heart failure or stroke.
The Pulmonary Function Laboratory at Mediclinic City Hospital can carry out sleep study evaluations including an overnight diagnostic test which will confirm the diagnosis of OSA and assess the severity of the condition.
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Treatment options include CPAP, which acts as an airway splint and prevents the upper airway collapsing during sleep, and can reduce the health consequences of OSA.
The Pulmonary Function Laboratory is managed by Dr. Asif Sattar, Consultant Pulmonologist, who joined Mediclinic City Hospital following 12 years ‘experience in the UK’s National Health Service. His vast expertise includes treating patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchiectasis, interstitial lung disease and sleep apnea.