Sleep Apnea and Snoring

sleep apnea & snoring

World Sleep Day: ‘Sleep Well, Grow Healthy’

Posted on March 16, 2011. Filed under: health care, sleep apnea & snoring | Tags: , , , | Edit This

A good night’s sleep is essential for physical, mental and emotional health and living a good life.  Lack of sleep or disturbed sleep (quantity or quality of sleep) is associated with increased risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, heart attack, lowered immunity and endocrine problems along with depression, lack of concentration, irritability and mood […]

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Evaluation of Child with Nose Block, Snoring and Restless Sleep

Posted on January 21, 2011. Filed under: Nose and Sinuses, sleep apnea & snoring | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Edit This

With increasing awareness about sleep apnea child is increasingly being refereed to otorhilnolaryngologist (E N T specialists) by pediatricians to evaluate the cause of nose block, snoring and restless sleep. Nasal blockage is the sensation of reduced air flow either through one nostril (unilateral) or both nostrils (bilateral). It is common thinking amongst people that […]

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Snoring and Sleep Apnea in Children

Posted on December 31, 2010. Filed under: sleep apnea & snoring, tonsils and adenoids | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Edit This

Snoring is noise produced during inspiration, when one is asleep, due to partial obstruction of the upper airway. It is due to the vibration of the soft palate, uvula, base of tongue and other soft tissues in the throat when one inhales. As much as 30% of the adult population or 60% of men over […]

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Tonsils and Adenoids: Mouth Breathing and Snoring in Children

Posted on December 10, 2010. Filed under: E.N.T. care, sleep apnea & snoring, tonsils and adenoids | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Edit This

As otolaryngologists, we are frequently asked to evaluate the upper airway especially by dentists  in children undergoing orthodontic treatment or by pulmonologist in children undergoing evaluation for sleep disorders. While assessing the upper airway parents are asked few questions. Does your child keep his mouth open, especially while asleep? Does your child snore at night? Does […]

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