Dr. Julia Moldavtsev has training and a interest in treating snoring and sleep apnoea. Snoring can be frustrating and embarrassing and sleep apnoea can be frightening and exhausting. Both are signs of blockages in the airway during the night.
When the airway is blocked, insufficient oxygen reaches the lungs. People can stop breathing for up to 60 seconds when they sleep and can wake up dozens of times through the night. This doesn’t allow a proper sleep cycle, which can make you feel sleepy, foggy and irritable during the day. In the long term, the poor sleep and oxygen deprivation can lead to serious problems like high blood pressure, depression, and vehicle accidents.
Although it is unlikely that you will experience all these symptoms, and some people have none at all, it is a good idea to book a consultation if you exhibit any of these signs. Additionally, if you have already been diagnosed with sleep apnoea and cannot wear your CPAP machine you do have other options and Dr. Moldavtsev will happily help you with these.
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Sleep Apnoea Can Also Affect Children
We all know how important quality sleep is to growth, development, healing and just basic enjoyment of life! Untreated sleep apnoea and airway issues in children affect brain functioning and development, which can lead to learning and behavioural difficulties.
For lots of children, the signs of sleep apnoea include snoring, bed wetting, poor concentration, and sleepiness and, often, the answer is to remove enlarged tonsils. If you are concerned that your child may have sleep apnoea it is certainly worth investigating.