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Snoring, Sinus & ENT Specialist
Dr Kenny Peter Pang

  • Ear, Nose & Throat Consultant
  • Otorhinolaryngologist
  • MBBS MRCS (Edinburgh) (UK)
  • FRCS (Edinburgh) (UK)
  • FRCS (Ireland) (OTO)
  • Masters Medicine (ORL)
  • Snoring Surgery Inventor
  • Snoring Surgery Course Director
  • Mini Fellowship Teacher
  • Doctor Volunteer
  • Snoring Textbook Author
  • Doctor of 30 years
  • Founder, ASEAN Sleep Surgical Society
  • Founding Member, International Surgical Sleep Society
  • Fellow, American Academy Sleep Medicine
  • Member, Singapore Sleep Society
  • Member, World Sleep Society
  • Board Member, Italian Sleep Disorders Board
  • Member, British Association of Sleep Surgeons
  • Member, European Academy of Sleep Medicine
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  • Ear, Nose & Throat Consultant
  • Otorhinolaryngologist
  • MBBS MRCS (Edinburgh) (UK)
  • FRCS (Edinburgh) (UK)
  • FRCS (Ireland) (OTO)
  • Masters Medicine (ORL)
  • Snoring Surgery Inventor
  • Snoring Surgery Course Director
  • Mini Fellowship Teacher
  • Doctor Volunteer
  • Snoring Textbook Author
  • Doctor of 30 years
  • Founder, ASEAN Sleep Surgical Society
  • Founding Member, International Surgical Sleep Society
  • Fellow, American Academy Sleep Medicine
  • Member, Singapore Sleep Society
  • Member, World Sleep Society
  • Board Member, Italian Sleep Disorders Board
  • Member, British Association of Sleep Surgeons
  • Member, European Academy of Sleep Medicine
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Dr Kenny Pang

Snoring & Sleep Apnea - at a glance

Snoring and Sleep Apnea is a manifestation of sleep-disordered breathing.

Sleep-disordered breathing is a spectrum of snoring diseases related to reduced airflow through the upper airway during sleep. This is due to a complete or partial upper airway obstruction or increased upper airway resistance, leading to snoring.

Some people, such as those with sinus allergies and nose congestion, may be more prone to snoring and sleep apnea than others.

Dr Kenny Pang

Sleep-disordered breathing encompasses:

Snoring - in people who have snoring without experiencing excessive daytime somnolence (sleepiness) and without any breathing stoppages (sleep apnea) at night.

Upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS) - in people with excessive daytime somnolence, but who don't suffer breathing cessation at night.

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) - in people who snore (with loud snoring) and are afflicted by both excessive daytime somnolence and breathing stoppages at night.

Obstructive sleep apnea (also spelt as apnoea) is a common sleep disorder and is estimated to occur in 24% of men and 9% of women in the USA. Many authorities believe that up to 93% of females and 82% of males with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), remain undiagnosed.

In Singapore, it is estimated that over one-third of the population have snoring and suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA); and one-third of these snoring individuals have moderate to severe sleep apnea.
— The Straits Times, March 2016

The most common clinical symptom for obstructive sleep apnea is snoring.

Here are some questions relating to snoring and sleep apnea

During the day, while awake …

  • Do you wake up in the morning tired, groggy, and feeling unrefreshed?
  • Do you have headaches in the morning?
  • Are you very sleepy during the day?
  • Do you fall asleep easily during the day?
  • Do you have difficulty concentrating, and completing tasks at work?
  • Do you feel dazed, like you are “not in your body”?
  • Have you ever arrived home in your car, but can’t recall the trip from work?

At night, while asleep …

  • Do you snore loudly?
  • Do you experience frequent pauses in breathing (that is, do you choke or gasp)?
  • Are you restless during sleep, and do you toss and turn?
  • Do you have to sleep sitting up or with your head propped up by pillows, because you become breathless when lying supine?
  • Do you have to get up to urinate several times during the night?
  • Have you wet your bed as an adult?
  • Do you frequently have nightmares?

If you have 3-5 positive answers, you might have sleep apnea.

Dr Kenny Pang

The Sleep test helps to diagnose snoring and sleep apnea. There are two main types of sleep test.

  1. An in-hospital overnight sleep test (in-patient)
  2. A home-based overnight sleep test (done in the patient's home).

Snoring and Sleep Apnea Treatment can range from:

  1. Simple weight loss program
  2. Careful dietary control
  3. Regular exercise
  4. Avoiding alcohol and smoking
  5. Treating any acid reflux and sinus allergy issues
  6. Nasal CPAP mask and machine
  7. Oral mandibular devices
  8. Snoring and Sleep Apnea Surgery
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