Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Kids' Abnormal Breathing During Sleep

Breathing difficulties in children during sleep is generally termed as sleep-disordered breathing. As a result, the child may experience different issues of sleep disorders such as snoring, obstructive sleep apnea etc. Such disorders disturb the child's sleep and may also interrupt breathing.

The main and significant symptom of sleep-disordered breathing is loud snoring. If your child snores very loud, she/he might be suffering from sleep-disordered breathing issues. Other common symptoms may include:

  • Breath in sharply
  • Mouth breathing
  • Grunt
  • Thrashing in bed and
  • Bed wetting etc.
If your child shows any of these symptoms, she/he might be having sleep-disordered breathing. Most of the children might be having the issue of sleep-disordered breathing. But, all of them might not be risky or complicated. It can be treated well with proper medication and care.

Sleep disorders are not to be taken as a silly issue. Because, it may affect the overall health of your child even heart disorders. It may also result in other consequences such as:

  • Social
  • Behaviour and learning
  • Enuresis
  • Growth
  • Obesity and
  • Neuromuscular issues

Before proceeding to treatment, you should try to find what caused your child to have sleep-disordered breathing. In order to prevent further consequences, it is important to get early diagnosis and treatment. Number of treatments are available now and treatments are given aiming at the mechanisms underlying the disorder. Early detection and treatment of these kinds of disorders will definitely help the child to lead a better life. 

There are different treatment methods as

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP):- CPAP machine is effective in some patients. But it is not confort to use as well as makes dry mouth.

Surgery:- But Surgery is not a common treatment for snoring and sleep apnea.

Oral Appliance Therapy:- Such customized sleep appliances have been proven to be safe for treating this problem.

Types of dental sleep appliances:- Adjustable appliance & non-adjustable appliance

Best Oral Appliances:- The OASYS Oral/Nasal Airway System™ is the first dental device for snoring and sleep apnea.

DNA Appliance:- These are the latest and most effective options while treating snoring and other sleeping disorders.

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Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Having caught by Any of 3 devils - diabetes, sleep apnea or snoring????

Are you a snorer?!or suffering from sleep apnea?! Have you checked you diabetes level?! If not, check your blood sugar level and make sure whether your glucose level stress your sleep!!. Have you ever thought about the link between diabetes, snoring and sleep apnea?!! Do you still believe that they aren't interconnected?!!! Then, you are wrong. It is a proven fact that, up to 90% of people have sleep apnea and snoring who has diabetes. It is also stated that, people who have obstructive sleep apnea are more likely to have diabetes when compared to others. Diabetes and sleep problems go hand in hand.

Medical practitioners say that the blood sugar level and glucose level can control your sleep. A person who have sleep disorders and never gets enough sleep may also develop diabetes. Either too high blood sugar or too low, both can equally affect your sleep. The interconnected issues may make the person suffer day and night. 
Experts say that, sleep deprivation may lead to pre-diabetic state. According to some of them, what exactly happens is- the body's reaction to sleep loss can resemble insulin resistance, a harbinger to diabetes. As a result, the cells fail to use the hormone efficiency and which finally reach up to high blood sugar. When the body does not produce enough insulin, it will lead to diabetes also.

Studies also found that, people who get less sleep may also get diabetes. If you feel breathing difficulties while sleeping or if you snore, do check your blood sugar level also. It might be a reminder for you to have a control on your food and sleep. Always remember, sleep is as important as what you eat.! Lifestyle changes, healthy diet and healthy sleep may help you escaping from all the three devils-diabetes, sleep apnea and snoring!!!

Oral Appliance is a device to treat Snoring. If untreated it should leed to severe Obstructive Sleep Apnoea / Apnea(breathing problem while sleeping).
The Healthy Sleep Kannur, offers affordable treatment for snoring, sleep apnea.

Healthy Sleep - Advanced Center for Snoring, Sleep Apnea and Migraine Therapy. This is the first such center in India providing Oral appliance treatment for Snoring and Sleep Apnea. Dr. Krishnan is thedirector of The Healthy Sleep. He is involved in treating snoring / sleep apnea since 2001.

Monday, 25 November 2013

Sleep Disorders & Treatment in Kerala

There is no doubt that people love sleeping. Especially, people of present society who does not get enough time even to sleep. But, sleep is one of the essential thing that can even destroy your overall health. The major disturbances that destroy your normal sleep pattern are called sleep disorders. They are quite common and almost all the people might have had sleep disorders at some point of their life. In some cases they are negligible and does not have to worry much. There are certain rare cases that may lead to serious health consequences. They are of different kinds such as:
  • Inability to fall asleep or to stay asleep
  • Advanced Sleep Phases
  • Bed-wetting
  • Behavioral inability to fall asleep or to stay asleep in Childhood
  • Behaviorally Induced Insufficient Sleep

All these are different types but, shares some of the common symptoms such as:
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Breathing problems such as snoring and sleep apnea
  • Leg movements
  • Weight gain
  • Hyperactivity
  • Mood problems
  • Inability to sleep
  • Uncontrolled behaviours and
  • Morning headaches
Central sleep apnea is one of the common sleep disorders seen among people. It is a breathing related sleep disorder that causes the body to stop or reduce breathing during sleep. A problem in the heart and brain may cause central sleep apnea as a direct consequence. The major sleep disorders have sub categories too.

Any issue that disturb your sleep might definitely disturb you as well. If you think that you have any of these symptoms or something that disturbs your sleep always, consult a specialist. Because, If you didn't take care of sleep disorders it may lead to various other health hazards even heart attack.

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