Sleep check-up – Polysomnography
It is essential not to underestimate the importance of sleep. Sleep is the most important factor contributing to your well-being and your appearance. An adequate sleep quota is one of the best defense mechanisms we have to stay healthy and manage stress. Sleeping is a physiological function as essential for our body and mind as eating and drinking water. It is not a luxury: it is an essential requirement to ensure our mental, emotional and physical health. When we sleep badly, every facet of our lives can be affected, such as our relationships with others, our performance at school or work, our appetite, and our energy levels. The hours of sleep lost really have harmful consequences.
Unique and the first portable polysomnograph in Switzerland
We offer a true preventive polysomnography to all, during their stay in Geneva, without disrupting their work or pleasure.
As part of his/her checkup at Health and Prevention Center, the patient will be given a small device/ring that he/she will wear on the thumb thinger/infex finger in the evening before going to bed, bring it back in the morning and receive, during the day, a complete report on his/her sleep, risks and follow-up advice.
In collaboration with some hotels, the device can be prvoided to the patient in his room. An assistant brings the device and tells the patient how to put it on, then picks it up the next morning.
One of the main sleep disorder is sleep Apnea
It’s a common and frequent sleep disorder, especially among men. One talks about sleep apnea syndrome (SAS), when patients snore at night or have desires to sleep during the day.
Studies show a significant number of breathing stops during sleep causing oxygen deficiencies with changes in heart rate and blood pressure.
If these respiratory pauses, hypopneas or true apneas, last more than 10 seconds, there are of two types:
- Obstructive, when they have an ENT or pneumological cause; these are the most numerous. Your airways collapse while you sleep due to reduced muscle tone, malformations (uvula, tongue), overweight.
- Centered, when neurological control is lacking
Sleep apnea has consequences on your vital energy, your intellectual performance and your health over time, until, in the absence of treatment, it could be fatal.
Sensation of suffocation, frequent awakenings are responsible for a significant decrease in the quality of the sleep and resulting in risk of drowsiness during the day.
Sleep Apnea, the causes
The frequent cause is a total and transient obstruction of the upper respiratory tract, pharyngeal, under the effect of a relaxed family anatomy, compensated during the day and abolished during sleep.
Sleep apnea have a family factor.