Snoring & Sleep disorders
What does snoring mean?
Persistent long term snoring, is an alarm that something is wrong with the way a person is breathing and they may not be getting enough oxygen while they are sleeping. Snoring or sleep disordered breathing can be a sign of sleep apnoea, which is when breathing completely stops for a few seconds. A sleep study can help determine the extent and severity of sleep apnoea . Depending on the cause of sleep apnoea, we can assist with treatment. In children, heavy breathing may be cause for concern.
Signs and symptoms of sleep disordered breathing
1. Bed wetting after the age of 4 years
2.Difficulty concentrating and disruptive behaviour may have been diagnosed with learning difficulties
3.Bluish circles under the eyes
4.Lack of energy or hyperactive behaviour
1. Fatigue and chronic tiredness
2.Prone to anxiety and depression
3.Difficulty losing weight
4.History of heart disease and thyroid disorders
5.Chronic headache and jaw pain