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Snoring is a common problem in children. Coupled with obstructive sleep apnea from the upper respiratory tract Occurring intermittently while sleeping can affect development.
Dr. Anchana Thongyam, Special Lecturer of the Sleep Disease Center Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital Mahidol University said that snoring is a common problem among children. In other countries, the prevalence of regular snoring was 2.4-17.1% and the prevalence of sleep apnea. From blockage in 1.2-5.7% of children, the data in Thai children found the prevalence of frequent snoring. And obstructive sleep apnea in kapook children 6.9-8.5 percent and 0.7-1.3 percent, respectively.
Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition in which the obstructive airway occurs intermittently while sleeping, causing hypoxia in the blood. And carbon dioxide congestion in the blood Which resulted in a decrease in the quality of sleep
History and physical examination found In obstructive sleep apnea in children
A history of obstructive sleep apnea in children was snoring more than 3 nights a week. Breathing harder than usual while sleeping With a pause followed by a gasping sound Wetting the bed Lie down in a sitting position, sleep, or raise your neck. Green lips Headaches when waking up, falling asleep, or daytime sleepiness Have study and behavior problems, such as mischievous or hyperactive