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My daughter is 6 months and she snores and briefly stops breathing when she sleeps. Could she have sleep apnea?

Get your stopwatch . It is common for infants to have irregular breathing patterns. This is called "periodic breathing," characterized by a series of quick breaths in between longer breaths, even with moments of no breathing. Clinically significant "apnea" in this age would be at least 15-20 seconds, and should be evaluated. What you observe is likely normal, but if she is truly apneic by the clock, go see her doc! Read more...
Mgt. She may have nasal congestion secondary to a number of causes and exposures, including viral illness, irritant exposure. I would suggest infant nasal drops and gentle suction to clear nasal passages and trying a cool air mist humidifier. In addition, avoid feeding her on her back, she should be fed at an angle. I agree that timing her apnea is important and please follow up with your PCP. Read more...

My boyfriend is 22 a little over weight and snores and stops breathing for sometimes 20 or more sec at a time. Could this be sleep apneak?

Probably. What you describe sounds like sleep apnea, a condition where one stops breathing intermittently during sleep. See your doctor or sleep specialist to confirm the diagnosis. Read more...
Yes. He should definitely be checked for this. If he has insurance getting a referral to a sleep lab is the best way. If he does not have insurance many of the local CPAP supply stores will do a nocturnal sleep study in the home with the order of the family physician. The machines to treat this run about $500 refurbished and $5000 new. Sleep apnea really must be treated. Read more...