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sleep apnoea

(3 Posts)
mrsfleming32 Sun 31-Jan-16 00:15:14

Hi - I think dd (8) has this. She snores, holds her breath while she's asleep, dribbles and I'm really worried. I'm watching her do it now and I don't know how to relieve it until I can get her seen at the gp next week - any advice?

Idefix Sun 31-Jan-16 09:01:49

It may well be related to adenoids or tonsils being enflamed/enlarged or catarrh related. I would try raising the head of the bed up with a couple of books, this will encourage any mucus to gravitate downwards and not lie in the back of the throat.

Nospringflower Thu 11-Feb-16 22:22:38

I would see your doctor and tell them the symptoms. They can decide if she needs sleep studies and / or ops.

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