St. Luke's International Hospital Branch Clinic, St. Luke's MediLocus

Sleep Apnea Clinic

Sleep Apnea Clinic

Sleep Apnea Clinic is a sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops while sleeping. It causes various symptoms including snoring and apnea, drowsiness during the day, general fatigue and a decreased ability to concentrate. It is very common among middle-aged men and post-menopausal women, and causes include obesity, tonsillar hypertrophy, nasal diseases, micrognathia (small jaw) and old age. As severity increases, it is often accompanied by hypertension, stroke or heart disease, and it is therefore essential to make an accurate diagnosis and provide appropriate treatment.

At this hospital we provide a sleep apnea testing device that can easily be used at home to perform screening tests for sleep apnea. If it is considered necessary, you may be referred to undergo a one-night stay-over polysomnography (PSG) test at St. Luke’s International Hospital (the main hospital). The results of these tests are used to evaluate the severity of the disease.

Approaches to the treatment of Sleep Apnea Clinic include weight loss, instructions to sleep in a lateral position as opposed to the supine position, use of a mouthpiece, nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), and otorhinolaryngeal surgery; and we will propose the best therapeutical method that suits your situation and lifestyle.

If you are bothered by snoring, apnea, daytime sleepiness or other similar symptoms, please contact our specialist staff for a consultation here. We also accept patients for follow-up/change of hospital in association with change of workplace, etc. Please contact us.