Under normal circumstances, the brain plays an important role in regulating one's breathing. Due to various reasons, this regulation is sometimes disturbed during sleep, thus causing abnormalities in the breathing pattern. Central sleep apnoea often presents with symptoms similar to obstructive sleep apnoea, except that it is not due to an obstruction.
Treatment and drugs
Investigations and treatment are similar to obstructive sleep apnoea.
Appointment and Enquiry
We offer services to patients with sleep disorders, and perform research in sleep medicine. Besides a modern Sleep Laboratory with advanced capabilities, outpatient clinic sessions are available every Wednesday afternoon. A wide range of tests are carried out in our Sleep Laboratory to aid the diagnosis and management of sleep-related problems:
- Overnight polysomnography
- Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) titration
- Multiple sleep latency test (MSLT)
- Maintenance of wakefulness test (MWT)
The services are available at:
Clinic D, Level 1, Main Building 1
Telephone: (65) 6772 5733
Level 3, Main Building 1
Telephone: (65) 6772 2244