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Is Sleep Apnea Linked To Speech Difficulties In Kids
Sleep apnea has two causes. It may be 'central' or 'obstructive'. Central apnea occurs as a disorder in the way the brain controls breathing. Obstructive sleep apnea is much more common and involves an anatomical blockage of the airway. Usually, the tongue blocks the airway, preventing the passage of air between the a sleep study is needed to diagnose particular ...Read more
How aware the parents about the effects of sleep disturbances, and how often do sleep disturbances occur in young children?
Often: Sleep disturbances in children can be very common if the tonsils and adenoids are extremely large. Usually these children will have a serious sleep disorder and parents will not that their child will snore very loudly and may stop breathing (sleep apnea). Therefore the parents should be very aware of this. ...Read more
65yo dad just diagnosis with severe central sleep apnea. Ahi 35, 0 min REM sleep. Causing poor memory, concentration problems, difficulty problem solving?
What can cause obstructive sleep apnea in children that already have their adenoids & tonsils out?
5yo with ADHD has started talking in his sleep.. also still wets the bed and snores... sleep apnea? Or is it all ADHD related
Yes: I've seen kids misdiagnosed as ADHD, when in fact they had sleep apnea. In children when they are sleep deprived, they often will "push through it", resembling an ADHD-type picture. Does he have large tonsils? Since he snores, and is sleep talking (could be a sign of sleep deprivation and high stage III pressure) I would recommend a sleep study to evaluate for possible OSA. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How likely is for someone who's 24, active, fit and healthy to have sleep apnea? (gasping for air in sleep, brain fog, memory & concentration issues)
Apnea: Apnea is defined as a stopping of breathing- it can be caused by many different factors. Holding one's breath is a form of apnea. Medications can cause it as well. Sleep apnea is cessation of breathing while asleep and can be caused by airway obstructions ( tonsils, adenoids, deviated septum, enlarged uvula, sleeping on ones back allowing the jaw and tongue to drop back and block the airway.). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is continuous diffulty in swallowing be a sign of sleep apnea.I have poor sleep and wake up with sore throat.MD dismissed sleep apnea as iam not obese?
See an ENT: Swallowing difficulty is not a typical sign of sleep apnea, but can be related to other problems that may affect your sleep (like very large tonsils, for example). This should be evaluated by an ENT. Throat could be sore because of dryness and irritation from mouth-breathing/snoring, sinus drainage, or acid reflux. If your nose is obstructed (e.g. deviated septum), this can worsen mouth breathing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it helpful for asthmatic w apnea to have an oximeter? Also have sudden sleepiness in daytime. Sleep studies=no chg in o2 stats w apneas.
Sleep studies OK: Knowing your oxygen saturation and being able to do something about it are 2 different issues. Oximetry values seem to me to be most important in your sleep study diagnosis, and then allowing your pulmonologist or sleep apnea doc to guide you to a plan for maintenance. I think you can forego the oximeter and use whatever method to control your problem. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It's common: While i don't have a specific percentage, it's pretty common, and most of the kids i see have a sleep disorder of some sort. Sometimes it's difficulty getting to sleep, staying asleep, winding down, or having a correct day/night cycle. There are medications that can help, but consult with your pediatrician and / or a sleep expert to get a specific regimen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
17 y old having severe sleep apnea + snoring + huge day sleepiness. Which treatment ? Fear mask a lot. Extremely poor memory, can it improve student
Need treatment: Working with a sleep specialist, there are many different types of masks that can be tried with a CPAP machine. It is essential to treatment diagnosed sleep apnea. Effectively treated, it can have life-changing effects on energy, memory and mood. I wish you the best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This is the cessation of breathing for 10 seconds or more. Most apnea is obstructive being caused by collapse or obstruction of the airway leading to lack of air flow. However, it can be a central process, where the respiratory center of the brain fails to signal the respiratory respiratory system to initiate a breath. Lastly, some apnea is mixed central ...Read more
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