Pediatric Sleep Clinic (10 years and up)
Common Symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) in Children:
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a prevalent sleep disorder in children that can have serious implications if left untreated. It’s essential for parents and caregivers to be aware of the common symptoms, which include:
Loud Snoring: Often the most noticeable sign, especially if it’s regular and accompanied by gasping or choking sounds.
Restless Sleep: Frequent tossing and turning during the night.
Daytime Sleepiness: Despite seemingly getting enough sleep, the child may exhibit excessive drowsiness during the day.
Behavioral Issues: Including irritability, mood swings, and difficulty concentrating.
Poor Academic Performance: Often linked to the reduced cognitive function due to disturbed sleep.
Bedwetting: Especially if it’s persistent and occurs in older children.
Our Comprehensive Approach:
We offer a comprehensive approach to diagnosing and treating sleep disorders like OSA.
Positive Airway Pressure Therapy: This is a common and effective treatment for OSA, involving the use of devices like CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) to keep the airways open during sleep.
Oral Devices: For some children, specially designed oral appliances can help by repositioning the jaw or tongue to prevent airway obstruction during sleep and/or airway expansion
Surgery: ENT Referral for possible surgical options such as tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
Personalized Care for Every Child:
We understand that every child is unique, and so are their needs. Our clinic prides itself on providing personalized care tailored to each child’s specific symptoms and requirements. From the initial consultation to the final treatment plan and follow-up, we are dedicated to ensuring the best possible care and support for our young patients and their families.