Snoring/Obstructive Sleep Apnoea


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.

Snoring and obstructive sleep apnea in children

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 .

  • Frequent loud snoring with short periods of stoppages in breathing during the night, followed by snorting, gasping for air or completely waking up
  • Restless or wakeful sleep at night
  • Difficulty waking up, even though it seems that he/she has had adequate sleep
  • Headaches in the morning, or often during the day
  • Falling asleep or excessive daydreaming
  • Irritable, aggressive or cranky
  • Poor school results, performance or other behavioural problems

Our  expert team in ascent  provides the best available treatment 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.Bijiraj is a 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.