Sleep study services will be available for patients at KIMS hospital. Snoring and sleep apnea specialist at KIMS T.V.Rajani Kanth along with Medical director M.Yanadi Naidu addressing a press conference here on Saturday said the sleep study services had been launched in the hospital for the benefit of people of the city and surrounding towns.
Dr Rajani Kanth said that one in five individuals was affected by snoring and sleep apnea. He said the common misconception about people who snore was that they were sound sleepers. The exact opposite of that was true, because the noise was due to obstruction to respiratory flow. Some times the flow in respiration fell by 50 per cent and in extreme cases 100 per cent. These spells called ‘hypopnea’ and ‘apnea’ respectively tend to occur through out sleep resulting in drop of oxygen levels in the blood causing the heart to strain more. This put the individual at long term risk of high blood pressure, heart attack and brain stroke, he said.
He said KIMS had acquired Resmed sleep study equipment to the patient and was accurate.