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Is Sleep Apnea Linked To Speech Difficulties In Kids
Does sleep apnea, or lack of sleep, make kids look like they have adhd, or does lack of sleep actually cause adhd?
Lack of sleep: Poor sleeping is a major cause of behavioral disturbance in children. If your child snores, and if the snoring is significant it should be evaluated. I have seen remarkable changes in behavior in children with obstructing tonsils and adenoids following surgery. I have seen children with problems such as bed wetting cured by improving their airway. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If a child's sleep apnea caused developmental delays, the problem was solved with a t&a, how long would it take for them to catch up?
Hard to say: To the extent that a child is unrested, lack of attention may cause them to fall behind their peer group in many areas of development. Improvement in their sleep quality may allow for catch-up progress over time, but this is hard to predict.If the child had other ongoing issues, or the sleep apnea was bad enough to produce some impairment, a return to normal may be difficult. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 10 year old daughter is overweight and she snores whilesleeping. She is always disturbed while sleeping and alsohas a bed wetting problem. Do children get sleep apnea?
Sleep Apnea: About 10% children that age would snore in their sleep, but only 1-3% of snorers have obstructive sleep apnea. Possible causes are; enlarged tonsil/adenoids, obesity, genetic syndromes such as down's syndrome, family history of sleep apnea. I recommend her pediatrician evaluate to rule out apnea. Wish her well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fatigue, memory loss, tired eyes (hard to focus), speech, and a dropy eye lid. Are these signs of mild sleep apnea or something else?
No: Sleep apnea is a disordered breathing during sleep. Most of those with sleep apnea are overweight and due to the pressure of the chest can have difficulty breathing anytime but not because of the sleep apnea. The are others like pickwickian syndrome or hypoventilation syndrome which can be present when awake. Also be aware of other conditions such as the heart or copd. ...Read more
Usually not: Nasal obstruction can worsen sleep apnea but in most cases it is not the cause. Sometimes nasal obstruction is not really nasal , but due to throat obstruction, too. Nasal obstruction should be treated as even in absence of sleep apnea it affects sleep quality and daytime function. For some patients, treatment of nasal obstruction can aid in the treatment of sleep apnea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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