Snoring and Apnea
Snoring can be a sign of a condition called obstructive sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea is characterized by producing excessive daytime fatigue, in addition to being associated with high blood pressure and increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Snoring in children is also not normal, and may be the cause in some children of restless sleep and hyperactivity.
Does your spouse snore a lot?
Was he taken out of the room for snoring a lot?
Do you feel tired during the day despite sleeping 7-8h?
Do you have high blood pressure that is difficult to control?
Do you wake up at night feeling suffocated?
Does your child snore and / or breathe through the mouth?
Does your child have a restless sleep and / or is he / she hyperactive during the day?
Sleep study carried out through various sensors that helps determine how many apneas (complete cessation of breathing) you have during the night. It is used for the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea.
Therapeutic trial with CPAP:
The medical treatment for sleep apnea is with CPAP. This is a device that, through positive pressure, delivers oxygen through a naso-buccal or nasal mask. The therapeutic test is used to determine if the patient is comfortable with the treatment and if not, other options are offered.