Sadly,Â quite aÂ number of peopleÂ are not getting the quality sleep needed to truly receive the health benefits of sleepÂ because they suffer fromÂ a number of fairly commonÂ but undiagnosedÂ sleep disordersÂ such asÂ SleepÂ ApneaÂ Syndrome,Â Insomnia,Â Narcolepsy,Â RestlessÂ LegÂ Syndrome, REM behaviour disorders and other parasomnias. The most common major disorder in the spectrum isÂ SleepÂ Apnea. This is a dangerous condition that has potentially catastrophic consequences. It is associated with significant risks of heart disease, stroke, diabetes mellitus and stroke amongst other conditions. The predominant symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea (a type of sleep apnea) are snoring, fatigue, daytime sleepiness and decreased cognition over time. The good news is it is easily diagnosed and eminently treatable. But it requires a heightened awareness as well as proactive effort by the patient and healthcare provider for early recognition and treatment.
It is therefore in line with this that Sleep Inc. Limited, a subsidiary of Sleep Consultants LimitedÂ USA, a specialised Sleep ClinicÂ has opened its flagship Nigerian clinic in Ikoyi, Lagos.Â EstablishedÂ withÂ the sole aimÂ of delivering world class respiratory and sleep specialty care and educationÂ to patients in Nigeria,Â the clinic will provide care and advice toÂ patients withÂ diverse respiratory related and sleep disorders.
The clinic’s team of international sleep experts is led byÂ Dr. Olusola Oguntolu, MACP, FCCP,Â a board certified doctor in Internal Medicine,Â who also has sub-specialty board certifications in sleep medicine, pulmonary disease and critical care from the American Board of internal Medicine. Â Oguntolu, who is also theÂ Chief Circadian Officer of the Clinic, while showing guests around the facility, stated that “having recognisedÂ the paucity of qualified providers inÂ the often undiagnosed area ofÂ pulmonary and sleep disordersÂ in the country and noticingÂ theÂ devastating effects of these diseases when untreated, one of ourÂ main goals, isÂ to raiseÂ awareness among Nigerians aboutÂ sleep disorders and respiratory ailments.”Â He also noted that the Clinic, which can be accessed via www.easysleepinc.com and physically located on Bourdillon Road, Ikoyi, is purposely designed for the care of patients with respiratory and sleep disorders. The multi-million naira clinic is, “configured withÂ best-in-classÂ diagnostic and therapeutic equipment to aid in diagnosis andÂ delivery ofÂ cutting edge therapies. “The Clinic collaborates closely with a few carefully chosen and well-regardedÂ local and international industry partners in the execution of this lofty vision.â€