The upper airways may sometimes be obstructed by various structures, including the tongue, during sleep. This may lead to disrupted sleep and lack of oxygen. Patients with this condition experience severe sleepiness during the day, and snoring during the night.
Treatment and drugs
Sleep studies are necessary. Donning breathing masks during the night is usually effective.
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