In children, the most common cause is adenoid and tonsil enlargement. However, a nose, throat or craniofacial growth cause is possible too.
Snoring is not just a social problem, some snorers stop breathing during sleep. Increasingly, snoring has been linked to poor concentration, learning and IQ problems related to behaviour, heart, blood pressure, weight and growth; nightmares, asthma, and even sudden death.
To determine the severity of the condition and to exclude a central brain cause, a children sleep study will be performed by our Paediatric Respiratory Medicine Service.
• Weight and diet control at the Obesity Clinic,
• Night-time masks delivering pressurised air
Surgery: may involve
• Removal of enlarged tonsils and adenoids,
• Radiofrequency reduction of nose turbinate swellings
• Laser or conventional soft palate surgery, and tongue base advancements.
Visit your ENT specialist at Aadil Hospital if you have had any of the main symptoms.