Sleep Laboratory Austria
Snoring and gasping for air
WPK's sleep laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment.
For those with supplementary insurance, we offer the option of a sleep apnea diagnosis with a short waiting period in our sleep laboratory in Austria.
About five percent of Austrians suffer from sleep apnea:
Loud, irregular snoring with frequent stops in breathing and heavy gasping for air.
The foley is extremely disturbing and can severely affect the quality of life of those affected: sleep is not very restful, immediate consequences include daytime sleepiness and morning headaches.
Overweight as a common cause: health consequences of sleep apnea
Sleep apnea brings with it a whole host of health consequences, including high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, heart failure, cardiac arrhythmias, and heart and stroke attacks, in addition to countless neurological conditions that are common.
Whether Parkinson's disease, memory function decline or dementia: all those neurological diseases are among the health consequences promoted by sleep apnea.
The most common cause is obesity; thus, it mostly affects obese middle-aged men. This does not mean, however, that a reduction in weight or a change in diet will automatically bring improvement or even solve the problem.
If there is no significant improvement, a nasal mask is used. The patient is thus ventilated during sleep with the help of that mask (CPAP device).
How the nasal mask works
It provides overpressure on the airways and thus prevents these airways from collapsing.
In the sleep laboratory of the Wiener Privatklinik, obstructive sleep apnea is not only diagnosed but also directly treated, if necessary.
First, the patient's exact sleep behavior is studied, analyzed and evaluated in detail for 1-2 nights with the help of sensors and measuring devices.
If the suspicion of sleep apnea is confirmed, the patient is given a CPAP device during a second night in the sleep laboratory.
The goal and outcome is to find out the patient's individual pressure level, which the device must generate to prevent the breathing pauses and oxygen supply drops.
Sleep laboratory Austria at the Wiener Privatklinik: short waiting times
The sleep laboratory at Wiener Privatklinik was completely renovated a few years ago.
The latest equipment, the most modern ventilators, an optimal diagnosis according to valid standards: This is what your sleep laboratory in Austria offers you.
The best part? A very short waiting time. Compared to the usual waiting time of six to twelve months in public hospitals, those with supplementary insurance have to wait no more than two to three weeks at the Wiener Privatklinik!