Snoring -caused by vibrations of the soft palate, uvula, base of tongue and other soft tissues in the throat when one inhales can do a lot more harm than just annoy your partner. It can lead to poor sleep quality and quantity.
While OSA almost always causes loud and regular snoring, just because you snore doesn’t mean that you have OSA. If a patient who snores has symptoms of tiredness, poor concentration, daytime sleepiness, choking sensations at night, this patient may have a serious medical problem called Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA).
Diagnosis of OSA requires a thorough clinical examination and a flexible naso-endoscopy. A non-invasive painless sleep assessment is also strongly recommended. Once you are diagnosed with OSA, you may need non-surgical treatments like lifestyle modification, C PAP or various surgical options to improve the airway. Snoring Surgical treatment has been shown to be effective and curative in certain subsets of patients.
Children who struggle to breathe while sleeping may suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Sleep apnea may be present in children who are overweight and those who have enlarged tonsils and adenoids.
If you have noticed some of the following symptoms in your child, or if you are not sure if your child has sleep apnea, you should consult a sleep specialist or a best doctor for snoring .
Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a disorder where obstruction to upper airway due to any cause leads to difficulty to sleep or frequent arousals from sleep. This can lead to high BP, heart disease, lung disease, psycho-social problems. Snoring is the mild form of this disorder. The main cause of this disorder is obesity.
The recognising signs of sleep apnea are snoring, cessation of breathing during sleep, increased day time sleepiness, early morning headache, lack of freshness of mind even after sleeping for adequate duration. The main investigations used to diadnose OSA are sleep study and drug induced sleep endoscopy. Ascent ENT hospital is equipped with Endoscopy Unit and Cone Beam CT scan which is very useful to diagnose causes of OSA like deviated nasal septum, turbinate enlargement, nasal polyp/mass, tonsillar enlargement. The CS Airway module enables better airway analysis with colorful, 3D views of the upper airways and automatic measurements. This makes Ascent ENT hospital the best hospital in Kerala to treat patients with OSA.
Our expert team in ascent provides the best available treatment for snoring and the best doctor for snoring and OSA whenever necessary. We perform sleep study, sleep endoscopy, CPAP Trial and fitting, and different multilevel surgeries for patients with snoring and sleep apnoea. Our senior consultant , Dr Bijiraj Vathwamveetil is trained (Fellowship in snoring and sleep apnoea surgeries) from the world renowned sleep surgeon Dr Kenny P Pang (Asia sleep centre, Singapore) . Dr.Bijirajare are the best doctors for snoring as well as they are well-trained ENT doctor in treating sleep disorders like snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea in both children and adult and has numerus successful patient stories to his credit.