Snoring and Sleep Apnea

What is Snoring and Sleep Apnea?

Snoring person/child may sound funny, but sometimes it’s a sign of a serious medical problem that should be treated. It is important to know if snoring is just normal or it is obstructive sleep apnea.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

  • The snoring may be a symptom of obstructive sleep apnea.
  • Sleep Apnea is cessation of breathing (For 10 seconds or longer) while asleep
  • Breathing stops because airway collapse, air does not go into the lungs, blood oxygen level drops, which causes the brain to wake up.
  • This cycle may repeat hundreds of times during the night while you have no idea it is happening.
Snoring and Sleep Apnea in Childeren
Sleep problems and sleep apnea in children usually go unnoticed by parents.

Persistent open mouth, open mouth while sleeping, hyponasal speech, nocturnal snoring, and abnormal sleep positions may be considered habitual or may escape the parents notice as patients may not be aware of the significance of these symptoms.

It may be the cause of poor school performance, learning disabilities, bed wetting, hyperactivity and even heart failure.
Causes/ Risk Factors of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
What are the Common Symptoms?
How Serious is Snoring?
How to Diagnose Obstructive Sleep Apnea( OSA)?
Snoring Management
Surgery for Snoring/OSA
To Conclude