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    14 year old very loud snorer what to do next

    My 14-year-old snores very loudly and wakes with a headache. He had his adenoids and tonsils removed just over a year ago. He has a deviated septum as well. Do you think it is a good idea to get a sleep study done?
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    Dr Nicholas Wilsmore

    Respiratory & Sleep Medicine Physician

    Dr. Wilsmore in an Australian trained specialist, with International fellowship expertise in Interventional Pulmonology. Nick has unique expertise in the interventional diagnosis and management of … View Profile

    The lack of response to upper airway surgery with regards to the snoring certainly increases his likelihood of having other issues, such as obstructive sleep apnoea. We know that even mild degrees of OSA in children can have substantial adverse effects on development. A proper assessment by a sleep physician is warranted, who will be able to determine the need or not for an appropriate in-laboratory sleep study. 

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