Manipal Centre For Sleep And Breathing

INTRODUCTION

Manipal Hospitals Goa unveiled a first of its kind ‘sleep and breathing Centre’ at the hospital premises. The Centre was inaugurated by Hon.Minister for transport Mr.Sudhin Dhavlikar in the presence of Shri. Girish Babu Bommakanti, Unit Head, Dr. Shekhar Salkar, Chief of Clinical Services & HOD Oncology department,Dr.Madan Dang,medical superintendent and Dr. Prabhu Prasad N.C, Consultant Pulmonologist and Chief of Manipal centre for Sleep and Breathing ,Manipal Hospitals Goa. With an aim to provide comprehensive and efficient care for all forms of sleep disorders, the centre is well equipped with state of the art medical facility,technitians and a complete sleep and pulmonary diagnostic suite.

Overview Of Sleep Apnea

One of the conditions which adversely affect our sleep is Sleep Apnea. It is a serious disorder where a person’s breathing is interrupted for a brief period of time, several times in a night. This can result in a reduced oxygen supply to the blood and subsequently to the brain of the person, which in turn can disrupt the normal bodily functions. Sleep apnea can result in a wide range of complications, such as high blood pressure, heart failure, diabetes, depression, headaches etc.