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What are signs of sleep apnea in children?

What are signs of sleep apnea in children?

snoring, and more: Snoring, observed pauses in sleep (especially longer than 10 seconds), bedwetting, mouth-breathing, restless sleep, difficulty getting up in the morning, attention-deficit disorder-like behavior, poor concentration, poor school performance, daytime tiredness or hyperactivity, all can be symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Patrick Melder
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Apnea (Definition)

Apnea is a symptom in which a person stops breathing for a period of time (about 10-20 seconds) and then starts breathing again. Babies can get apnea from some types of infections. Adults can have sleep apnea, often related to loud snoring and some ...Read more


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What are the different kinds of sleep apnea in children?

What are the different kinds of sleep apnea in children?

In most cases: Is obstructive apnea due to huge tonsil and adenoid. In some cases there is possibility of central sleep apnea. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about central sleep apnea disorder in children?

Can you tell me about central sleep apnea disorder in children?

Airway obstruction : Nearly 100% of children with sleep apnea have 1) huge tonsils and adenoids or 2) poorly developed sinuses with mouth breathing or 3) children that snore. Have sleep apnea identified and treated ! ...Read more

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Can you please describe sleep apnea, and how is it diagnosed in children?

Can you please describe sleep apnea, and how is it diagnosed in children?

Sleep Apnea: Children may or may not show signs of snoring or daytime sleepiness, they may have enlarged tonsils troubled breathing, difficulty with attention, concentration, adhd like s/sx its best to do a sleep study at a good lab. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is sleep apnea and how is it diagnosed in children?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is sleep apnea and how is it diagnosed in children?

Sleep apnea.: This article 'symptoms of sleep apnea in children' will help to answer your questions. http://pediatrics.about.com/cs/sleep/a/sleep_apnea.htm. ...Read more

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Are there alternative methods for treating sleep apnea in children that don't require surgery?

Are there alternative methods for treating sleep apnea in children that don't require surgery?

Sleep position: Pediatric sleep apnea can be a serious condition. There are two types, central and obstructive. Both can be diagnosed with a sleep study. Obstructive sleep apnea is usually treated with surgery, while central apnea is treated with a CPAP machine, worn at night to keep the airway open. Sleep position, or weight loss if overweight can reduce apnea. ...Read more

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Can sleep apnea in children cause developmental delays?

Can sleep apnea in children cause developmental delays?

Yes: Most of the times this kids by mistake diagnose with adhd and treat them for that instead of their sleep apnea. ...Read more

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How common is obstructive sleep apnea is grade-school children?

5% or more: Estimates as high as 5% of all school-age children have sleep apnea. This number certainly will go higher given the unfortunate epidemic of childhood obesity. Obstructive sleep apnea can cause all sorts of problems and children with it are frequently mistaken for having attention deficit disorder. ...Read more

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What causes obstructive sleep apnea in children who already have their adenoids & tonsils out?

What causes obstructive sleep apnea in children who already have their adenoids & tonsils out?

Just to name a few: Obesity, muscle tone problems, children with genetic diseases (e.g. Down syndrome), abnormal face and underbite (retrognatia). See a pediatrician for evaluation and tests. ...Read more

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Sleep Apnea (Definition)

Literally it is stopping breathing during sleep. There are 2 main types. Obstructive the most common. Central the less common. When people speak about sleep apnea they usually refer to obstructive where you cannot breathe due to ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more