What is sleep apnea?
There are approximately 200,000 Hong Kong people who are suffering from sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea is a serious health problem, in which the upper airway is either partially or completely obstructed during sleep. Patients may experience difficulty in breathing during sleep, although most only exhibit minor symptoms like snoring. Obstruction of the airway may last anywhere between seconds to minutes. This reduces the oxygen saturation level in the blood, which in the long-term can cause heart failure and stroke. All these airway obstructions can also result in arousals. Patients may develop daytime sleepiness, and in more severe cases have their cognitive functions and emotions affected. Obesity is the most common cause of obstructive sleep apnoea in adults, however, there are numerous other possible causes. Our sleep apnea centres in Hong Kong and Macau provide a range of services designed to diagnose your condition and devise an appropriate treatment plan.
Sleep Apnea Services in Hong Kong
At Entific, we offer numerous sleep apnea services at our centers in Central HK, Kowloon, as well as Macau. These include a Preliminary Appraisal, Sleep Apnea Check, Sleep Test, as well as a range of surgical and non-surgical treatments. If you think you have sleep apnea, or suffer from a combination of tell-tale symptoms, you could benefit from a preliminary appraisal questionnaire, sleep apnea check using an endoscope, or sleep test using a ventilator. Click here to find out some of the most common sleep apnea symptoms, as well as the link between snoring and sleep apnea. Interested in finding out more about sleep apnea? Why not book into a free sleep apnea seminar.