Snore Centre patient case studies
Paul appeared on a BBC sleep show called “Goodnight Britain” in February 2013. He was suffering from disturbed sleep and diagnosed with sleep apnoea. As a lorry driver by profession he needed to get this under control, and was taken to see us at the Snore Centre.
“Since been on the therapy with Mr Oko, it has dramatically changed my life for the good. It used to be a nightmare for myself and my long suffering partner Clare with the nightly rumblings of my snoring causing a severe strain on our relationship.
“The CPAP machine has got to be the best invention ever, I get on average 7 hrs sleep every night, but would like to say that it would be undisturbed, but it’s Clare who keeps waking me now with her snoring.
“I wake up feeling more refreshed than I used to before, no more coming home from work and falling asleep on the sofa, can even do more exercise than before plus I’m losing weight which is a bonus. Only down side, is that sometimes I do wake up with a dry mouth or sore throat, but that’s nothing compared to getting a good night’s sleep.”
Kevin, aged 55, hadn’t had a peaceful night’s sleep in 25 years before being treated for Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) .
“I used to think that my problems sleeping were due to nightmares in which I felt I was drowning, and would be constantly struggling to wake up in order to stay alive. I went to see my GP about 4 years ago to tell him about the dream, just on the off chance that he could suggest something to help.
“My GP referred me to Mr Oko and he gave me a machine to wear for 24 hours, then he diagnosed me with both sleep apnoea and being a tongue swallower. He told me that the nightmares I had been having where I struggled to breathe were not in fact merely bad dreams, but due to my tongue blocking my airway. So I was actually fighting for my life during sleep. I would wake up coughing all the time, which was due to needing to cough my tongue out of my throat in order to breathe.
“I started using a 2 in 1 CPAP machine that both keeps my airway open, and keeps my tongue forward to prevent me swallowing it. I sleep like a baby now for 8 hours a night, and no longer have the drowning nightmares. As well as treating me Mr Oko has taught me all about the condition in a very clear and infomative way, and how to manage it. I have even recognised OSA symptoms in a friend, who kept falling asleep during the day, and he is now also receiving successful treatment for OSA.
“I used to fear going to bed and be constantly sleepy during the day, but this treatment has completely changed my life.”
Derek, aged 67, discovered he had sleep apnoea when his wife, a sleep apnoea sufferer of over 10 years, noticed his excessive snoring.
“My wife used to stop breathing during sleep and was diagnosed with sleep apnoea at a sleep clinic. She had been receiving treatment for 6 years. So when Mr Oko opened his clinic in Boston I went to be tested, and was also diagnosed with sleep apnoea.
“Now I am receiving treatment and my quality of life has been transformed. Mr Oko explained to me what was happening and worked with me to find the appropriate treatment. The treatment is a continuous process, and Mr Oko ensures I get 100% from the CPAP machine, and found the best mask to ensure as comfortable and peaceful sleep as possible.
“Having a local clinic at Boston has been a godsend in terms of getting access to treatment, and my wife has also been able to transfer there to continue her treatment.”