How does sleep apnea screening work?
After we have informed you comprehensively about the handling of the multi-channel device in our practice, you can carry out the examination yourself at home for one night. Before going to bed, you put on all the necessary components: two breathing belts, an ECG device, a finger clip to measure the oxygen saturation in the blood and nasal cannula to measure the respiratory currents and snoring noises. The straps measure the breathing movements and thus allow conclusions to be drawn about the cause of sleep apnea. Because it makes a big difference whether the breathing stops are caused by a blockage in the neck area (e.g. too much alcohol or too much fat in the throat) or have their cause in the chest area – if the chest does not lift properly. We also use the multi-channel device to record your breathing depth and frequency, your heart rate and ECG, oxygen saturation, snoring noises and even your sleeping position (supine position, lateral position, prone position).