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A 16-year-old female asked:

I noticed that my dad stops breathing sometimes while he is sleeping and i am worried about him. is there anything wrong with him? i love him!

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
He may have Sleep: Apnea, especially if he is overweight, snores, has daytime drowsiness & a + family history. Health risks of untreated sleep apnea can be quite serious. See www.sleepapnea.org/learn/sleep-apnea.html. Use your smart phone to video& audio record him during sleep. Show it to him, encourage him to see his doctor for a physical exam & referral for an overnight sleep study & save the video for his M.D.

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Last updated Nov 4, 2014

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