Snoring & Sleep Apnea

Snoring is common in children. This is caused usually by a relative blockage of the airway. This sets about vibrations during breathing resulting in snoring. The more obstructed the passage is the louder the snoring.

Snoring is made worse by infections and allergies. In some cases, there is structural issues like enlarged turbinates (tissues in the nose), large adenoids and tonsils.

Loud and regular nightly snoring is often abnormal in otherwise healthy children. 1 to 3 % of children suffers from breathing problem during sleep. If this is associated with gasping, choking, abnormal sleep positions and restless sleep, your child may have sleep apnea.

Obstruction to the air passages results in insufficient air to the lungs. This leads to a pause in breathing for seconds to as long as a minute. The brain detects the decrease oxygen in the blood and increase the effort top breath. This results in the child gaspings and snorting, waking up to breathe. The interruption in sleep means the child does not get good quality sleep and is likely to be tired, lethargic in the day. Undiagnosed and untreated sleep apnea may contribute to daytime sleepiness and behavioral problems including difficulties at school. 

The commonest cause in children are allergic rhinitis, sinusitis and enlarged adenoids and tonsils. Correction of the underlying conditions result in reversing the snoring and sleep apnea.

 
 
Pang Xin Yi
Pang Xin Yi
15 April 2024
I consult Dr Pang for various issues - from nose bleed to chronic hives to ear block. He is always very thorough in his work. Dr Pang is very easy to talk to, and always tries to understand not just your condition, but your medical history and the environment you live and work in. He asked thorough questions about my medical and lifestyle history, carried out allergen tests to narrow down possible causes and gave very detailed advice on how to manage my hives condition. Appointment times are also adhered to (give and take 10-15min allowance which I find totally acceptable). Dr Pang also shares treatment options openly but always left it to my own discretion to pick the one I am most comfortable with. I also appreciate his staff for always being friendly and patient, and giving clear instructions when I had tests to take. It’s hard to find a clinic these days where you could have a comfortable and relaxed visit so I am glad that I found them.
Vijesh Kishore
Vijesh Kishore
15 April 2024
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Oriana De Saint Priest
Oriana De Saint Priest
1 April 2024
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Poh Wee Koon
Poh Wee Koon
22 March 2024
Been visiting Dr Pang for allergy-related issues for a year and counting. The service is always prompt and friendly, and treatment as well as symptom management has been great. Appointments are not too hard to get, and picking up of medication is easy too. All good and a nice, friendly place to seek help at.
Stefan Andersson
Stefan Andersson
22 March 2024
I’ve had a very good experience at Dr Pang’s clinic. I had concerns around sleep apnea and Dr Pang identified that I was suffering from a lot of different allergies and food sensitivities. Now I’m getting treated for some of these allergies and it has improved my life quality a lot which I’m so grateful for. Him and his team of nurses are also super friendly and down to earth so it’s always a nice experience visiting the clinic as well! Highly recommended.
Elizabeth Lee
Elizabeth Lee
21 March 2024
First visit to Dr Pang was almost 10 years ago where he treated my extremely severe allergic rhinitis. My allergies were so bad that I would get attacks triggered every single day in normal environments. Ever since the treatment I have probably only experienced allergy attacks less than 5 times in the past 10 years, and those times I can pinpoint were in dusty conditions. Thank you Dr Pang for changing my life for the better!! Will always be grateful to you and your clinic :)
Aditi Mann
Aditi Mann
19 March 2024
Thank you Dr Pang Yoke Teen for helping me to cope with my allergies! I went to Dr Pang after suffering from severe allergies for several years. My nose congestion and eye irritation would completely ruin my quality of life. At the first consultation Dr Pang was able to diagnose the problem and prescribed the necessary medication. I started to feel better after taking the medication for just a couple of days. I have been under Dr Pang’s care for more than 6 months now and I have almost forgotten what it is to have an allergy! A special mention for Sheila and the other staff who also make the experience to the clinic an easy and comfortable one - thank you too!
Shao Wei Tan
Shao Wei Tan
13 March 2024
I’ve had a sensitive nose and sinus issues since childhood. After consulting Dr Pang, I went for a surgery and on a course of immunotherapy. It just works — I almost never get runny / blocked nose anymore unless I’m actually sick!
Derrick Tan
Derrick Tan
6 March 2024
Had issues with allergies for a really long time and Dr Pang came up with an effective treatment plan which includes immunotherapy. Feeling better now

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