Sleep apnea is a chronic sleep disorder, which causes reduction or pause in breathing (airflow) when the person sleeps. It not only impairs sleep, but can cause serious complications such as increased risk of accidents (car crashes, work-related accidents) and other medical problems such as hypertension, heart failure etc in adults. In children, it can impair the child’s growth and development and school performance.
Consult a doctor if you experience or if your partner observes any of the following symptoms suggestive of sleep apnea:
Consult a doctor if your child experiences any of the following symptoms suggestive of sleep apnea:
Many people tend to ignore snoring, considering it to be a symptom associated with aging. Consult your doctor for sleep apnea if you experience loud snoring, especially if it is associated with periods of silence.
Who to consult
Health professionals, who can be consulted, if you think you have symptoms suggestive of sleep apnea include:
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