How do I know if I have sleep apnoea?

Are you worried about the quality of your sleep and do you think you're not getting a good night's rest? Stay with us, and we'll look at some of the key issues

Sleep apnoea?

Recently, in another article We were talking about Sleep Apnoea. I know it very well because it used to be the same for me, I was unable to enjoy a meal out, because as soon as I finished I would fall into a horrible sleep, or I would fall asleep as soon as the lights went out in the cinema when I went to see a new film, as expensive as the cinema is!

But that is not the worst of it. Oxygen deprivation during the night does not only affect your day-to-day life.It also delays the healing of injuries, increases blood pressure, making it more likely that you will suffer from cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. Sleep apnoea also causes faster deterioration of neurons, and has been linked to diseases as diverse as fibromyalgia and cancer.

But how do I know if I am affected by a sleep disordered breathing?

Diagnosis of Sleep Apnoea


Epworth Sleepiness Scale

Snoring may be a symptom of Sleep Apnoea Syndrome, although it is not conclusive. If you spend the day feeling sleepy and tired, you can answer the questionnaire in the picture, and if your score is above 10, then your daytime sleepiness is excessive, and you should have a sleep study..


Philips Alice NightOne

To this end, until now it was necessary to go to the sleep unit of a hospital, with long waiting lists, and spend the night there in order to be able to perform a Polysomnography, a test in which the patient's heart rate and respiratory flow are monitored, and the episodes of apnoea that the patient suffers during the night are counted.

Fortunately, at Vélez y Lozano, and in collaboration with Vivisol, we now have a home sleep diagnosis servicewith which we can carry out this test directly at home, and with the assistance of an expert who helps the patient to position and set up the device.


       Installation of the polysomnograph

Once the study has been carried out, a specialist doctor analyses all the parameters and draws up a report to be able to recommend the most appropriate treatment for the patient, whether this can be carried out in the dental surgery or whether it requires the intervention of a pneumologist.

And there's more! If the diagnosis is confirmed and we carry out the treatment in the clinic, we can repeat the test after a few months to see how effective it is, and if your breathing has improved during the night.

So don't think twice, and make an appointment with us to find out if you are breathing inadequately during the night, and if this is the reason why your sleep is not as restful as it should be.