DID YOU KNOW?
40 LAKH PEOPLE SUFFER FROM SLEEP APNEA IN INDIA
AND 2- 5% OF CHILDREN ARE ALSO PART OF THAT!
SNORING IS THIRD LEADING CAUSE OF DIVORCE IN THE
Obstructive sleep apnea or OSA is disorder which is caused by obstruction of airway by tongue or soft tissue of palate.Restriction in flow of air causes snoring and complete collapse prevent oxygen to reach brain, resulting in fragmented sleep.OSA if not treated can result in high BP, diabetes , depression ,memory loss, heart attack and stroke.Generally people think snoring is Deep sleep and OSA goes undiagnosed. Which can be detrimental.
SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF SLEEP APNEA
SLEEP APNEA IN KIDS
Sleep is very important for emotional, mental, behavioural and physical growth and development of kids. A kid requires 9-12 hours of sleep in a day. Failure to get peaceful night sleep can result in crankiness or irritability in kids during day time. Sleep disordered breathing if goes unnoticed can cause sleep apnea in kids.
WHAT CAUSE OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA
When we sleep our muscle relaxes and so is our tongue. Patients with Obstructive sleep apnea, losses breath or gasp for air during sleep because tongue falls back and blocks airway passage.
This hampers breathing for 10 seconds or longer, which in turn reduces oxygen in blood and build up carbon dioxide. Brain senses this impaired breathing briefly rouses from sleep so that patient can reopen airway by taking deep breaths. This awakening is so brief that patient don’t remember it.
This pattern can repeat itself 5-30 times or more each hour, all night. these oxygen desaturations sends out stress signals which in turn forces jaw muscles to seize up or result in clenching.