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We are providing all types of manipulations related to OSA (Obstructive sleep apnea) diagnostics and treatment. Sleep related examinations (polysomnography and polygraphy) are performed in Sleep Laboratory. Screening approach is applied in case of detection of breathing-related sleep disorders. Every year our Sleep laboratory performs diagnostics and treatments for up to 500 patients.

First you meet sleep therapist to discuss your sleep related issues. Further two types of diagnostic are available, depending on doctor's recommendations.

POLYGRAPHY (PG)

Polygraphy is most used as a tool when diagnosing obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and other sleep disorders; the examination involves monitoring a patient's sleep over the course of a whole night.

For polygraphy a patient stays one night in the sleep laboratory

After arriving at the laboratory around 21:00 (9PM) in the evening, you will be given your own room similar to a hotel room with a comfortable bed. slippers, dressing gown and shower are available. You will be greeted by a nurse-sleep technician who will explain how the study works.
A sensor is placed by your nose and mouth to measure airflow, while graduated straps are placed around your rib cage and abdomen to measure respiratory movements; a clip is also placed on one finger to measure your blood oxygen level. No needles are used, and the examination is completely painless. The sleep technician monitors the patient's sleep and general condition. If problems arise, they are dealt with quickly and easily. The patient can summon the technician at any time.

In the morning nurse heelps to remove the equipment. Light breakfast: coffee and sandwich are served.

Next day, after the analysis of the night examination data is finalised, the patient meets the doctor again for conclusion and therapy plan.

Polysomnography (PSG)

Polysomnography has been previously considered as 'golden standard' in sleep disturbances measurement. In comparison to PG, PSG includes also brain waves measurements, which actually are not that crucial exactly for sleep apnea disgnostics.

The polysomnography is performed by connecting electrodes to your scalp, the sides of your head, as well as under your chin, chest and head. These are used to measure brain waves, heart rate and eye movements. A sensor is placed by your nose and mouth to measure airflow, while graduated straps are placed around your rib cage and abdomen to measure respiratory movements; a clip is also placed on one finger to measure your blood oxygen level. Other measurements are taken as required. No needles are used, and the examination is completely painless. The sleep technician monitors the patient's sleep and general condition. If problems arise, they are dealt with quickly and easily. The patient can summon the technician at any time.

For polysomnography a patient stays one night in the sleep lab

In the morning nurse heelps to remove the equipment. Light breakfast: coffee and sandwich are served.

Next day, after the analysis of the night examination data is finalised, the patient meets the doctor again for conclusion and therapy plan.

COMBINED EXAMINATION: SPLIT NIGHT for POLYGRAPHY and for CPAP STUDY

For patients, who most probably might have a sleep apnea, it is possible to have a split night test, where 4 hours of sleep are devoted for the sleep test (PG) and 4 hours with CPAP device for titration study (study used to calibrate continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy). If during the first 4 hours of testing nurse is noticing sleep apnea indications, then after the first 4 hours nurse shall wake the patient up to put on CPAP device.