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Those who have complaints such as snoring, sleep apnea, sleepwalking, excessive sleep or insomnia in Eskişehir City Hospital are taken under observation for 24 hours in the Sleep Laboratory Clinic. Neurology Specialist, who stated that patients whose movements were observed with cameras and whose data were recorded by computers, mostly applied with snoring complaints. Özlem Şahin said, “Patients come not by their own will, but by force of their spouses. This type of illness also has some social and social consequences. Especially the desire to sleep in different rooms between the spouses creates some problems in their togetherness.”
In the 11-bed Sleep Laboratory Clinic in the City Hospital, those who have complaints such as snoring, sleep apnea, sleepwalking, excessive sleep or insomnia are put to sleep in single rooms for 24 hours, their movements are monitored with cameras and their data is recorded via computers. In the light of the collected data, a diagnosis is made and treatments are initiated.
‘THEIR WIFE COME WITH HARD’
Explaining that obesity has increased in recent days and sleep apnea complaints have increased accordingly, Neurology Specialist Dr. Özlem Şahin said, “Those who are extremely sleepy during the day, snoring while sleeping, breathing in asleep, especially those who have problems such as waking up when waking up in the morning, headaches that do not go away, frequent urination at night, forgetfulness, difficulty concentrating are accepted in this center. Sleep apnea caused by obesity is quite common. Apart from that, patients come not with their own will but with the difficulty of their spouses. This type of disorders also have social and social consequences. Especially the desire to sleep in different rooms between the spouses creates some problems in their coexistence as well as depression, anxiety or it can turn into other psychiatric disorders, “he said.
‘THE MOST HORING COMPLAINTS COMES’
Stating that the most complaint is snoring, Şahin said, “Those who come with the complaint of snoring mostly come with the insistence and direction of their spouse or other residents. Apart from that, there are complaints such as excessive sleepiness during the day, feeling unreserved when waking up, and persistent headaches. We also use the sleep center for the differential diagnosis of epilepsy, some movement disorders, and restless legs syndrome, which can be confused with sleep disorders. After the pandemic, we were a little still, there was weight gain. Therefore, our complaints about sleep apnea and the number of our patients increased a little more. said.
‘WE CONTINUED TO SERVE DURING THE PANDEMY PERIOD’
Stating that the Sleep Laboratory Clinic provides uninterrupted service during the pandemic process, Şahin said, “Our work is interrupted from time to time depending on the severity of the pandemic. We continue our treatments, especially under the personal protection measures recommended by the Scientific Committee. “We especially have physicians with a sleep specialist certificate. As a result of the examination of our chest diseases, neurology and ear-nose-throat doctors, we send them to the sleep center and direct their tests.
Ayşe Yalçınkaya, nurse in charge of the sleep laboratory, said, “We take our patients to our sleep laboratory around 19:00 in the evening. All of our rooms are single. We make our patients sleep at normal sleep patterns around 23:00. The patient spends the whole night here. The waking time is the patient’s normal waking time.