Can Kids have Sleep Apnea?

As highlighted in a recent article (“Sleep Apnea Affecting Young Kids”), children can experience sleep apnea.

Does your child experience any of the following during the night?

  • Snoring loudly on a regular basis.
  • Pausing, gasping or snorting to show being short of breath.
  • Being restless or sleeping in abnormal positions.
  • Sweating a lot during sleep.

Does your child experience any of the following during the daytime?

  • Social or behavioral issues.
  • Low energy level during the day.
  • Headaches. Especially in the morning.
  • Mood swings or being irritable or aggressive.
  • Falling asleep during odd times.

If you see your child experiencing any of these things, it might be necessary to consult a medical professional to see if sleep apnea is in your child’s life.

Nemours Pediatric Pulmonary sleep doctor, Chris Makris:

“…2 to 4% of children have sleep apnea.”

If your child complains of being tired even though they’ve gotten a full night of sleep, they may be indirectly telling you that sleep apnea is in their life. Just be sure to get a medical professional’s opinion on the matter.

According to Makris, some children can get sleep apnea during the infant stage, but many are more likely to get it during the toddler or teenager stage. There are masks for PAP therapy machines and all ages, so be sure to look into all the different mask options for your child.

Once your child can sleep better, they are much more likely to do better in school due to increased alertness and higher cognizant levels during the daytime hours. Do not worry about discomfort during sleep because the right mask will give your child the restful sleep he or she needs to be successful in daytime activities.

 

Don’t hesitate to contact Breathe Medical at [highlight dark=”no”](866) 535-2727[/highlight] or [highlight dark=”no”]patientcare@breathemed.com[/highlight] if you have any additional questions about sleep apnea! We are here to help you.

 

 

A Look into the AirSense 10 CPAP

ResMed AirSense10 Elite CPAP

The AirSense 10 CPAP Machine.

Not sure which machine to start with in your new sleep apnea treatment?

ResMed’s AirSense 10 CPAP is a solid introductory machine that shares the stability of all the AirSense line through advanced data integration allowing for 24/7 data tracking and patient monitoring. This data collection software is called myAir software allows everyone involved in the treatment (whether it’s the patient or the respiratory therapist) to be able to pinpoint any abnormalities during sleep. Besides the [highlight dark=”no”]software capabilities[/highlight] of the AirSense 10, the machine itself has been designed to be [highlight dark=”no”]easy-to-use[/highlight] and as [highlight dark=”no”]unobtrusive[/highlight] as possible.

[wp-svg-icons icon=”spinner-5″ wrap=”span”] No need to worry about dry air invading your system – the AirSense 10 is equipped with a humidifier integrated into the system for more streamlined temperature and humidity settings (including automatic climate control).

[wp-svg-icons icon=”laptop” wrap=”span”] Don’t worry about straining your neck to see the machine at night either – there is an angled LCD screen for easy bedside viewing and the machine’s ambient light sensor employs a backlight that won’t disturb you or your bed partner.

[wp-svg-icons icon=”volume-decrease” wrap=”span”] Will the machine’s noises cause you to stay up? Not at all. There is a Quiet Easy-Breathe(TM) motor in the AirSense 10 that allows for a peaceful sleeping environment. With Easy-Breathe devices being up to 90% quieter than any other PAP flow generators on the market, rest assured that your AirSense 10 CPAP machine will not be a disruption in the slightest.

To summarize, the key functions of the AirSense 10 CPAP are as follows: [tooltip title=”Initial low air pressure delivery leading into slumber and gradually increasing pressure to the prescribed level for each patient.”]AutoRamp with Sleep Onset Detection*[/tooltip], Climate Control with the option for Enhance Climate Control Auto, [tooltip title=”Decreases patient’s pressure during exhalation on breath-by-breath basis to promote comfort, therapy compliance and smoother breathing during treatment.”]Expiratory Pressure Relief*[/tooltip], [tooltip title=”Automatic device power-on by breathing into a mask and automatic shut-off when removing mask”]Smart Start*[/tooltip], and the built-in wireless connectivity with myAir.

*Hover over for further details on these features.

Don’t hesitate to contact Breathe Medical at [highlight dark=”no”](866) 535-2727[/highlight] or [highlight dark=”no”]patientcare@breathemed.com[/highlight] if you think this machine might be for you or if you have any questions at all! We are here to help you.