More sleep-disordered breathing
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- Castronovo V, et al. J of Pediatrics. 2003
The symptoms of obstructive sleep apnoea and sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), obstructive sleep apnoea, central sleep apnoea are important to recognise in patients.are important to recognise in patients.
One of the most recognisable symptoms of obstructive sleep apnoea is snoring, even though many patients ignore this sign or fail to recognise it as a symptom of a more serious condition.
Other symptoms of sleep-disordered breathing may include:
If your patient presents with any of these symptoms, it’s important to talk to them about SDB and recommend a sleep test.
However, these symptoms of obstructive sleep apnoea may not relate to sleep apnoea, so it’s important that an accurate diagnosis is made.
Sleep-disordered breathing also affects up to 3%1 of children, with common symptoms including:
There are a number of risk factors that could also predispose children to having sleep-disordered breathing, including:
If symptoms of sleep-disordered breathing are observed in a child, it’s important to either refer the child to a Paediatric sleep physician and/or recommend a sleep test to determine whether he or she has a breathing disorder.
Find out how to request a sleep test.