Obstructive Sleep Apnoea in Children Mackay

Children’s sleep issues

According to the Australasian Sleep Association approximately 3% of children in Australia suffer from obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). Essentially, it’s not normal for children to snore. Snoring is generally a result of muscles around the airway relaxing which causes the throat and upper airway to narrow. The pre-school years are the peak age affected by sleep apnoea. The problems OSA can cause children are:

  • Poor concentration
  • Difficulty learning
  • Cardiovascular health

Signs and symptoms to look for are:

  • Regular snoring
  • Noisy breathing during sleep
  • Pauses in breathing during sleep
  • Restless sleep
  • Increased sweating during sleep

The most common cause of snoring is large tonsils blocking the airways. The Smiles 4 Everyone team will work with an ear nose and throat doctor to treat your child and to attempt to eliminate snoring.

Not all dentists can diagnose let alone treat snoring and sleep apnoea. At Smiles 4 Everyone in Sarina, near Mackay we can assess your child’s facial profile, jaw joints and sleep quality to determine if your child does or doesn’t have sleep apnoea.

To find out more about treating children with snoring, or to book an appointment, please contact us today.

Book an Appointment with the friendly team at Smiles 4 Everyone today!

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  • (07) 4943 1243
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    1st Floor, Cnr of Gordon & Nelson Streets
    Mackay, QLD, 4740
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