How is the OSA syndrome diagnosed?
There are three key warning signs of the OSA syndrome:
- more than 15 breathing interruptions per hour during sleep for more than 10 seconds
- drowsiness during the day
These key warning signs can also be accompanied by morning headaches, lower concentration, sleeplessness, drowsiness, the first signs of higher blood pressure or blood sugar levels, an urge to urinate during the night, waking up during the night with a feeling of a dry mouth. In this case think of visiting your GP.
Your GP might send you to a specialist for sleeping disordersfor mobile monitoring at home or hospitalization in a laboratory for sleep disorders for measurements of breathing and cardiovascular functions. Visiting CINDI programs for body weight reduction or visiting a specialist for obesity or other unhealthy lifestyle pattern issues may be essential.