The ambulatory apneagraphy is an examination technique that was developed in England and Norway and is only available in Germany in a few specialized centers.
It is a small device with a flexible two-millimeter thick tube that is inserted into the nose and must be worn over night at home.
Fine pressure and temperature sensors measure the respiratory flow and pressure conditions of the upper airway giving us valuable information on the location of the snoring or pauses in breathing - in the nose, soft palate, the tongue base or epiglottis.
The heart rate, blood oxygen content, snoring and change in body position during sleep are also measured.
Unlike any other method this measurement allows us to draw conclusions as to whether an operation is required or the problem can be solved by making a mandibular advancement plate.
Do we get an indication of a complex respiratory dysregulation, we recommend performing a polysomnography in our associated sleep laboratory.