Sleep service changing lives for apnoea patients
SLEEP apnoea sufferers are urged to try Macclesfield Hospital’s Sleep Service.
The service, which has been in place for six months, cares for around 35 patients.
But it’s thought there are many more sufferers who are unaware of the life-changing service provided at the hospital.
The service specifically treats people with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), a condition where the walls of the throat relax and narrow during sleep, interrupting normal breathing.
This disrupts normal sleep and can make people extremely tired and sleepy during the day, it can also lead to serious medical complications.
Dr Sriram Iyer, consultant respiratory physician and head of Macclesfield Hospital’s sleep service – which he runs with senior sister, Kate Johnson, said it can be managed effectively.
He said: “This is one of the few conditions in medicine where easily available treatment can quickly transform lives. This has had a dramatic effect on some of our patients.
“That’s one of the most satisfying things in medicine.”
For more information call 01625 663 956 or ask your GP to write to Dr Iyer.