Snoring can be a sign of sleep apnea, a disorder in which a child’s breathing is obstructed and interrupted for periods of 5 to 10 seconds or more while he or she is asleep. These pauses can occur hundreds of times throughout the night, which can cause your child to be sleep deprived, irritable, and ill-tempered.
The most common cause for snoring and sleep apnea in a child are problems with his or her tonsils or adenoids, which can be treated with ENT of NJ’s state-the-art approach – Coblation®, an advanced technology designed to quickly and gently remove tonsils and adenoids using high frequency energy and saline. The traditional procedures remove tonsils and adenoids by cutting or burning, causing pain and potential damage to healthy tissue. Coblation® is often an outpatient procedure that leaves the healthy tissue surrounding the tonsils unaffected, resulting in significantly less pain and quicker recovery.