A Sleep Consultation with Dr Anand Patel includes a thorough history and examination. You will be asked to complete a pre-screening questionnaire in order to investigate other sleep related issues such as OSA, Dr Patel is able to refer you to your GP for further investigation or arrange a private home sleep study if there is an indication that you could be at risk. Dr Patel works alongside his colleagues at local sleep clinics and respiratory centres.
The Sleepwell device can be used as a standalone treatment or in conjunction with other forms of treatment such as CPAP (Continuous Positive Airways Pressure). CPAP, although the gold standard treatment for OSA, shows lower levels of compliance than the Sleepwell device long term. The unit is rather noisy, not easily transportable and sleeping with a nose piece can be rather cumbersome. Leakage of the oxygen around the nose mask can also lead to dry eyes.
For further information or to book a Sleep Consultation appointment, call the practice on 020 8546 2201.