Sleep Unit

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Treatment for Snoring and Apnea

Splints for jaw forwarding
Sleep Polygraphs at home, with our own BTI equipment
We monitor the following parameters:

O2 Saturation

Cardiac Frequency

Respiratory Flow and Vibration

Position in Bed

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We obtain the apnea frequency and trasncendence data before the treatment and at each of checkpoints of the splint treatment.

By widening the air passage we improve: Snoring, sleep apnea in minor and moderate cases, CPAP pressure and rests in sever apneas, apart from the protective and minimizing effect of bruxism.

Do not hesitate to ask us to receive more information about our unit

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Analysis / Diagnosis / Monitoring

APNIA is a comprehensive system with the aim of studying and treating snoring and apnea. It is based on a simple device that anylisis sleep parameters.

The patient, while at home and in very simple manner, sets up the APNIA device, which records parameters such as: Nasal drainage, snores, cardiac frequency, oxygen saturation and body position during sleep.

Once the problem is detected and diagnosed, we manufacture some splints for jaw forwarding, which impede the retracting of the lower jaw preventing apnea and snoring.

Snoring and Apnea

Snoring, when strong and repetitive, can be annoying and a cause of distancing between a couple.

However, and more importantly, it can be the beginning of an ilnessess known as Obstructive Sleep Apnea. A person with sleep apnea usually is not aware of what is happening to him while he sleeps. Most of the time, the family members are the first ones to witness the instances of apnea.

It is usual that this patology starts with the snoring. Little by little, the snoring becomes louder and and eventually interrupted by a long period of silence with no breathing. In these moments, many metabolic processes are taking place, which can have an effect on our health.

The cause is usually a narrowing, blocked or lax airway. In those moments, the oxygenation of the blood decreases, affecting organs and tissues. The brain reacts by provoking sudden and rude awakenings. A pause in the breathing is called an apnea episode.

How does it affect your health?

Apnea can be severe (more than 30 apneas per hour), moderate (between 15 to 30 apneas per hour) or minor (between 5 and 15 apneas per hour).

Nevertheless, all of them can cause:

»Simple Symptomatology: Poor Sleep

Tiredness and Chronic Fatigue

Excessive Daytime Drowsiness

Irritability, bad mood, impatience.

Decreased Libido. Impotence.

Difficulty in Learning or Remembering

Morning Headaches. Sickness

» Related Symptoms and Diseases

Alteration of the Quality of Life

Arterial Hypertension

Heart Disease

Cerebrovascular Diseases

Cognitive Impairment

x3 Risk of Cancer Increase

Fertility Problems

Apnea and the Driving License:

The Spanish Regulation on Drivers states that drivers with obstructive sleep apnea will not be able to obtain or renew the driving license.

However, if these patients are able to provide a favorable report from a Sleep Unit which states that the patient is being treated and monitored, they will be able to obtain or extend the license or permit.

If you think that you may suffer from sleep apnea,
contact our professionals, who will provide you
with all the necessary information about
this innovative treatment.

We can help you

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943 11 83 33