The most common signs and symptoms of OSA include loud snoring, episodes where individuals stop breathing during sleep, abrupt awakenings accompanied by gasping or choking, awakening with a dry mouth of sore throat, morning headache and irritability, excessive daytime sleepiness, difficulty concentrating during the day, mood changes, such as depression or irritability, high blood pressure, and nighttime sweating.
OSA is a very serious illness that should be treated with the utmost care, sleep deprivation and inconsistent sleep patterns not only lead to a number of health related disorders such as increased risk of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes but also risks related to a persons daily life such as an inability to concentrate and increased irritability during the day.
Philips’ partnership with Fakeeh Care is focused on providing OSA patients with end-to-end diagnosis and therapy to help enable them in taking an active role in their sleep apnea therapy. Individuals need to book appointments with Fakeeh Care’s sleep centres across the Kingdom, and upon diagnosis, patients will be addmitted for an overnight diagnostic and theraputic stay at the care center during which their sleep patterns will be monitored and simultaneously treated using Philips innovations. The data and information collected during the patients stay will be used by sleep experts to modify the settings of the devices patients will use at their convenience to continue their treatment therapy at home.