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Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSAS)

2019-12-16 10:34:00

The noise that occurs during sleep when the child is breathing in and there is some blockage of air passing through the back of the mouth is called snoring. The opening and closing of the air passage cause a vibration of the tissues in the throat. The loudness of the snoring is affected by how much air is passing through and how fast the throat tissue is vibrating.

On average, 10% of children snore but that doesn’t necessarily indicate a problem. But 1-3% of children who snore indicate problems which should be diagnosed at earliest. You should consult the best ENT specialist in Gurgaon.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSAS):

It is a condition in which airflow is obstructed, causing nighttime awakenings or drops in oxygen levels. Typically, the condition is identified by a physical exam and confirmed by a sleep study. OSAS obstructing the airway at night can adversely affect a child’s sleep and overall quality of life.

 

  • Causes:
  • Large tonsils and adenoids
  • Allergies
  • Throat infections
  • Asthma
  • Deviated septum
  • Sleep apnoea

 

 

  • When to concern:
  • Your child snores mostly during the night.
  • You frequently hear snoring during the night, which is noisy.
  • Your child routinely sleeps with his or her mouth open, and chin or neck extended.
  • Your child is accompanied by gasps or pauses while sleeping.
  • Your child is irritable, aggressive, or cranky.
  • Your child has a frequent headache.
  • Your child frequently wet the bed past age nine.
  • Your child is overweighed or born prematurely and more likely to snore.
  • Your child is tired and excessively sleepy during the day.
  • Your child has concentration or attention issues.

 

 

  • Treatment:
  • Several treatments are available to restore restful sleep to your child.
  • Lifestyle changes.
  • Your child routinely sleeps with his or her mouth open, and chin or neck extended.
  • Surgical removal of tissue.
  • Upper airway stimulation.
  • Your child has a frequent headache.
  • Surgical removal of large tonsils or adenoids.
  • For excess weight, consult a pediatrician.

 

You can visit Mayom hospital, one of the best ENT hospitals in Gurgaon and consult Dr. Manish Prakash for the OSAS treatment.