Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) is a medical condition in which children and adults have breathing problems while they are asleep. It can affect a person’s behaviour and if left untreated, can cause serious health issues in the future.
What are the main symptoms of sleep apnoea?
L aboured breathing during sleep
E xcessive sweatiness and/or restlessness during sleep
E xcessive day time sleepiness and/or morning tiredness/headaches
P auses in breathing and/or choking, gasping, snorting during sleep
A wakening due to bad dreams (Parasomnias) and/or sleep walking
P ositions (sleeping in usual positions; eg. extended neck, sitting up
N asal obstruction and mouth breathing
O verweight or underweight
E nuresis (Bedwetting)
A ttention/learning behaviour problems
If you or your child is suffering from the symptoms mentioned above, talk to Dr. Susan Leonera-Salazar and learn the various treatment options available.
Download the Epworth Sleepiness Scale to do a self-test and check your sleepiness score.