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Is Snoring Linked To Speech Difficulties In Children
My 10 year old daughter is overweight and she snores whilesleeping. She is always disturbed while sleeping and alsohas a bed wetting problem. Do children get sleep apnea?
Sleep Apnea: About 10% children that age would snore in their sleep, but only 1-3% of snorers have obstructive sleep apnea. Possible causes are; enlarged tonsil/adenoids, obesity, genetic syndromes such as down's syndrome, family history of sleep apnea. I recommend her pediatrician evaluate to rule out apnea. Wish her well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Snoring: Snoring is generally not considered normal. It depends on the degree that the child is snoring to some extent. However, studies have shown that snoring may be more significant then previously suspected. This may indicate there are issues obstructive sleep apnea. This can cause behavioral problems, hyperactivity.Poor school performance, and other issues. You should talk to pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Oral appliances: First off, rule out obstructive sleep apnea, nasal and sinus problems. Then simple lifestyle changes can help stop snoring. Lose weight, quit smoking. Avoid alcohol, sleeping pills, and sedatives, especially before bedtime. See orofacial pain and sleep specialist for oral devices, lower jaw-positioners. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sleep Study: You should get a sleep study done either at a sleep study center (best) or have your doctor order at home sleep study (as long as it has some form of positional monitoring) to get an accurate diagnosis first. If no sleep apnea your dentist can fabricate a variety of oral devices that can help with your snoring. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Consult a doctor: Will need a sleep study to determine if sleep apnea is present. A cat scan of the face and throat is recommended to determine areas of obstruction. Consider consulting with an ENT and an oral surgeon. Your family doctor can provide the sleep study test and CPAP machine for you. Also consider looking into an oral appliance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Upper airway: Snoring is usually from upper airway obstruction with the nose the most common site. Too much weight narrows down the throat opening along with fattening of the tongue. First check if you have a constantly stuffy nose- if yes get it treated. In the meanwhile try elevating the head of the bed (or a wedge pillos) by 4-6 inches. Sleep apnea should be ruled out. See ENT if problem persists. ...Read more
Snoring: Do you have the ability to make a recording of her snoring? Either way, inform her that you have read that snoring can be a sign of a problem with getting enough oxygen while sleeping and that this could lead to a stroke, heart attack, or high blood pressure. Because you love her, and want her to be around for a long time, "please have this checked". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't Worry: Our brains can't multitask very well so if we are trying to formulate a sentence and express information but we are also extremely nervous and anxious our brain tends to jump around between being self-conscious and finding the right words. That can lead to incorrect responses sometimes. Take a deep breath and don't worry. ...Read more
Maybe, maybe not: I find that intellect has little to do with their sleeping habits. It is possible, that such a kid would have sleep apnea to the point they lost oxygen during sleep and might not fare well as they grew up. Any kid 2-4 years who snores regularly should be evaluated by an ENT and or sleep disorder center. ...Read more
Sleep Apnea: Your father may have obstructive sleep apnea, which is a disorder caused by increased movement of the back of the throat during sleep. This can lead to severe snoring but also increases his risk for heart attack, stroke, pulmonary hypertension and diabetes. I would recommend that he discuss this with his primary doctor, who might get a sleep study or send him to an ENT doctor for surgery. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
How can I lose weight fast and also I have a snoring problem I did get a checkup saying that I don't have synosis?
My husbend is 34yeard old he frequently gets headache. And he snores alot. What is his problem and how can it be treated?
Sleep study: Snoring, the noise that emanates from the soft tissues of the oropharyngeal walls during inspiration, can become a component of sleep apnea. The sleep study to rule out Obstructive Sleep Apnea is warranted. The simple MAD dental appliance may solve the problem if indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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