What is Sleep Disordered Breathing

Sleep-related breathing disorders (SDB) is the abnormal and difficult respiration during sleep, ranging from chronic snoring to sleep apnoea.

What is Snoring
Snoring is the vibration of the uvula, soft palate and pharynx in the airway during sleep. During sleep muscle tone decreases. The sound occurs on inspiration. occurs when the muscles are relaxed, narrowing of the airways, a sound is made by the palate vibrating.

You might think snoring is normal and is ok in the short term it is frustrating and exhausting to you and your partner. Long term can lead to other health problems such as cholesterol, blood pressure, heart issues, for apnoeic events can lead to stroke or death.

Symptoms
In Adults

Weight gain
Teeth grinding during sleep
Morning headaches
Daytime sleepiness
Alcohol
Sedatives
Nasal congestion
Dark circles under the eyes

In Children

Bed wetting
ADHD
Enlarged Tonsils and Adenoids
Teeth grinding during sleep
Dark circles under the eyes
Daytime sleepiness
Sleep Walking
Hard to wake in the morning
Nasal congestion
Weight gain
Morning headaches
Lying on your back
Effects on health

In children sleep is where they grow and develop, behavioural and learning issues can arise.