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Complete 3D full body scanning is now available at the Sleeping Disorders Centre. Scanning someone is simple. Patients simply stand on the turntable and hold still for 30 seconds, while the platform spins. With its razor sharp high resolution infrared images, Styku technology captures millions of data points in a matter of seconds in a fast, non-invasive process.

 

 

The Styku app gives professionals the ability to perform a full body scan, view 3D models, extract measurements, track changes in body shape, calculate fitness and health metrics, and much more. This technology is used at health clubs by fitness professionals and nutritionists, and now Snore Centre founder Michael Oko has identified the benefits the device can provide in a medical context. Improving fitness and weight loss is a key part of treating sleep apnoea, and the 3D body scanner allows this be assessed and monitored in a new and comprehensive way.

 


Watch a video of the scanner in action…

 

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Interesting article in the Daily Mail about the work of the Imperial College Healthcare Sleep Centre at Charing Cross Hospital.

As the author states:

“Sleep clinics are in great demand as this problem becomes endemic — just last month, a study found one in three British workers is affected by chronic lack of sleep, with many so tired they feel ‘sleep-drunk’ at work.

However, with just two consultants, seeing 140 new patients a month, there is an eight-week wait for an overnight assessment! Sufferers shouldn’t have to wait this long for assessments, and there are other clinics (such as Sleeping Disorders Centres) where the wait will be much shorter.

I would advise NHS patients to exercise their right to choose a clinic that can get their treatment started immediately. Even if this means some travel the life-changing benefits are worthwhile. Unfortunately London is drastically under serviced in this area, while in Lincolnshire we have a fast and efficient service. We do already get a lot of patients traveling up from London for treatment.

For those in the London area unable or unwilling to travel, but who can afford to go private, there is also the option of receiving immediate treatment in Harley Street.

 

 

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Read the January 2012 Snore Centre eNewsletter, with info about the new Harley Street Clinic, Michael Oko’s editorial in the “Baby Book”, and a real life story of sleep apnoea from one of our patients:

Snore Centre eNewsletter Jan12

 

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Leading UK sleep specialist, consultant ENT surgeon Michael Oko, today announced the opening of a new clinic at 150 Harley Street, London. The Snoring Disorders Centre adds the prestigious London location to its existing clinics in Boston and Spalding, Lincolnshire.

Mr Oko said, “As well as catering for private patients in London and the South East of England the new Snoring Disorders Centre clinic will serve a growing number of international patients who come for treatment from all corners of the world.

“The Snoring Disorders Centre provides a life-changing service for sufferers of obstructive sleep apnoea and other sleep-related disorders. Problem snoring and sleep apnoea are a more widespread problem than most people think. Often people do not even realise that they are a sufferer, which is why there has traditionally been a low awareness of, and a lack of provision for, this illness.”

Consultant ENT surgeon Mr Michael Oko opened the first Snore Centre clinic in 2006 in the Bostonian wing of Pilgrim Hospital in Boston. Prior to this there was no sleep apnoea service across Lincolnshire, leaving a population of 700,000 people with little provision for sleeping disorders. Due to increased access to resources more people are now able to address their sleeping problems and enhance the quality of their lives, and in 2008 the Snore Centre gained recognition for this achievement by winning the NHS East Midlands Healthcare Award for service transformation.

Mr Oko actively campaigns for greater awareness of the dangers of sleep apnoea in regions with high incidence such as the Middle East. In 2011 Mr Oko was recently presented with an award for his contribution to healthcare in the Middle East region by Riz Khan of Al Jazeera.

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