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Sleep Disorder Unit

The Sleep Disorders Unit at Yashoda Hospital is a part of the Centre for Lungs and Sleep Medicine. Our centre diagnoses and treats not only all aspects of adult sleep medicine, but also respiratory disorders during sleep which constitutes the largest part of the workload.

 Our centre aims to provide proficient, convenient, and comprehensive sleep health treatment, to meet the unmet needs of every patient under our care. We understand that sleep at night is essential for good health. We treat problems with the quality, timing, and amount of sleep; a person must get on a regular basis. These disorders cause problems with functioning and distress during the daytime.

The excellence and innovation we offer in sleep services are facilitated in a professional manner in accordance with the international standards. Our team of professional experts offers the most comprehensive range of inpatient and outpatient services for the evaluation, treatment, and education of patients with sleep disorders. We run a dedicated Snoring and Sleep Apnoea Clinic for patients suffering from sleeping disorders. The clinic deals with sleep problems in a compassionate manner including patient counselling for sleeping disease and discussion of treatment options.

What Are The Conditions We Treat Under Sleep Disorders Unit?

Some of the primary conditions we treat under sleeping disorders unit involve:

  • Insomnia
  • Narcolepsy
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnoea
  • Sleep Deprivation
  • Sleepwalking (Parasomnia)
  • Sleep Disordered Breathing & Snoring
  • Sleep Movement Disorders
  • Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome, also called as Circadian rhythm sleep disorders
  • Excessive Sleepiness Idiopathic Hypersomnia (daytime sleepiness)

Are You A Candidate For Sleep Disorders Treatment?

If you experience any of the conditions stated below, you might be patient of sleeping disorders:

  • Snoring
  • Excessive sleepiness during the day
  • Morning headaches
  • Waking up stale
  • Witnessed apnoeas
  • Suspected fits at night
  • Unspecified sleep problems
  • Difficulty initiating sleep or staying asleep
  • The uncontrollable urge to sleep
  • Abnormal limb movements during sleep
  • Abnormal behaviour during sleep
  • Concentration difficulties or diminishing of memory during the day
  • A patient diagnosed with congestive heart failure
  • Sleep pattern problems

What Are The Various Procedures We Use At Yashoda Hospital to Treat Sleep Disorders?

Some of the significant procedures we use to treat Sleep Disorders include:

  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Therapy

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is the most common universally effective treatment for sleep apnoea. The process involves the use of a CPAP pump is used to prevent repetitive upper airway collapse. It applies a continuous flow of air to the airway and creates an air cushion in the throat in order to ensure normal respiration.

  • Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)

Also known as day nap study, the tests are performed to assess daytime sleepiness; in order to how quickly a patient fell asleep during the day time in a quiet environment. MSLT is the standard instrument used to diagnose idiopathic hypersomnia and narcolepsy.

  • Maintenance of Wakefulness Testing (MWT) 

The tests are performed on a patient to objectively find out the ability to stay awake during the day. The tests demonstrate how well a patient is able to stay alert during quiet times of inactivity.

  • Overnight Diagnostic Polysomnogram

It is one of the most common types of sleep studies known as an overnight sleep test or polysomnography. It records data recorded during the study involve:

    • Brain waves
    • The oxygen level in the blood
    • Heart rate
    • Breathing
    • Eye and leg movements

The test result is known as polysomnogram and is primarily used to diagnose sleep apnoea, Parasomnia, and other sleeping disorders.



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