OSA - Obstructive Sleep Apnea Singapore

Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a Medical Condition of Patient Stop Breathing in Sleep Every Night.

As it is our local Singapore culture to mistaken that snoring is normal, obstructive sleep apnea or OSA has often gone undiagnosed.

Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when our overly relaxed airway muscles collapse, causing a complete or partial blockage of the upper airway. The collapsed blockage forces the diaphragm and chest muscles to work extra hard to reopen the airway, resulting in gasping or jerking in our body as breathing resumes. As the blockage of the airway is never a simple common night-time nuisance, obstructive sleep apnea disrupts the oxygen flow in our bodies, interrupts our deep sleep and stresses all our vital organs at night.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a condition which a person stops breathing repeatedly during sleep. Breathing stops because the airway collapses and prevent air from getting into the lungs. Sleep patterns are disrupted, resulting in excessive daytime sleepiness or fatigue.

Causes of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

  • Extra tissue at the back of the airway such as large tonsils.

  • The decrease in the tone of the muscles holding the airway open.

  • The tongue falling back and closing off the airway.

Signs of Obstructive Sleep Apnea - Day

  • Drowsiness.

  • Irritability.

  • Trouble Concentrating.

  • Morning Headaches.

  • Easily Fatigued.

Signs of Obstructive Sleep Apnea - Night

  • Hard to Fall Sleep.

  • Frequent Urination.

  • Awakening Due to Choking.

  • Long Pauses in Breathing.

  • Persistent Loud Snoring.

Potential Consequences If OSA is Untreated

  • High Blood Pressure.

  • Heart Disease.

  • Heart Attack.

  • Stroke.

  • Fatigue Related Motor Vehicle and Work Accidents.

  • Decreased Quality of Life.

 
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Healthy Upper Airway

In normal breathing during sleep, the muscles that control the tongue and soft palate hold the airway open.

 
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Obstructed Upper Airway

The airway can become completely blocked when these muscles relax too much.

 

Pioneering Leader in the Treatment of OSA Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Singapore since 2004.

​Established in 2004, ERIKG has been actively promoting, diagnosing and treating many Singapore patients with OSA obstructive sleep apnea. Over the past many years, ERIKG has accumulated many valuable experiences, mastering many advanced technologies and connected with many healthcare partners to providing the best possible obstructive sleep apnea treatment in Singapore. In ERIKG, we are always committed to make sure all Singapore patients with obstructive sleep apnea receives proper treatment every night.​