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Sleep Lab

About Sleep Lab

What is OSA?

OSA is a disorder that causes repetitive pauses in breathing while a person is relaxed during sleep. It occurs when a muscle in the back of the throat relax to such an extent that they partially or completely block the airway. As the airway is blocked, the air supply to the lungs is threatened or stopped altogether resulting in reduced blood oxygen level. Because of this, an OSA sufferer often wakes up when asleep but is not aware of the same.

How would ‘You’ know ‘You’ have OSA?

People with Sleep Apnea usually do not remember waking up during the night as a result of poor quality of sleep. Sleep Apnea sufferers may often fall asleep easily during passive periods and in severe cases while at work, on the phone or even while driving.

Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

  • Loud disruptive snoring and pauses in breathing and gasping or choking for air during sleep.
  • Waking up with a headache, feeling worn out, irritable, depressed and groggy.
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Fatigue
  • Obesity
  • Changes in alertness, memory or mood

Risks of Untreated OSA

High Blood Pressure

It has been found, many people with Obstructive Sleep Apnea develop High blood pressure (Hypertension).

Cardiac Problems

Since high blood pressure is one of the prominent reasons for major heart issues, Sleep Apnea is among the top four causes of heart disease.


Sleep Apnea causes adverse effects on glucose tolerance and insulin resistance and may be casually related to Type II Diabetes.


Obstructive Sleep Apnea syndrome increases the risk of stroke, independence of other risk factor.


Generally OSA reduces physical activities, exercise performance. Hence, Sleep Apnea increases the risk of weight gain, but it is also likely that obesity can cause Sleep Apnea.

Benefits of Treating OSA

What are the benefits of treating OSA?

Millions, who took sleep Apnea Treatment early, say that they’re living stress free, energetic and fuller lives.

  • It reduces daytime sleepiness and increases daytime energy and stamina.
  • Prevents or delays the progression of Type 2 Diabetes.
  • Lowers blood pressure and diabetic complications.
  • Relieves excess stress on the heart.
  • Reduces the potential risk for Heart Attack, Stroke and Heart Disease.

Treating OSA

What is a sleep study?

A sleep study is essentially a multiple-component test wherein your brain, heart, breathing, eye and other muscle movements are monitored. The recordings are stored electronically and are then analyzed by the qualified expert to determine the nature of the disorder. Based on the findings a treatment regimen can be determined.

How will Breach Candy Hospital Trust help me?

Doctors at Breach Candy Hospital Trust can determine whether sleep apnea is affecting you, and will run the sleep study to determine how best to relieve your symptoms and restore your normal sleeping patterns.

At Breach Candy Hospital Trust we perform Sleep study for both in-patients as well as out-patients too.

For out-patients: The patient has to pre-book the test at least a day prior. The test is conducted in the ground floor ward. The patient will need to be in hospital latest by 10 PM. Dinner is provided. The patient will then have to spend the night at the hospital where his sleep pattern is monitored.

For in-patients: The sleep study is conducted in their respective room. The test takes 7-8 hours.

Based on the results of the study, Dr. Zarir Udwadia, will be able to make an assessment and recommend treatment options.

What will it cost me?

Currently the charges for the sleep study and report are Rs.10,000 plus tax.

Further consultation charges with Dr.Udwadia are not included and may be paid separately.