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Is sleep apnea linked to speech difficulties in kids?

Is sleep apnea linked to speech difficulties in kids?

Limited evidence: At the present time, there is very little evidence to link speech difficulties with sleep apnea as a cause. ...Read more

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Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
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Obstructive Sleep Apnea (Definition)

Sleep apnea has two causes. It may be 'central' or 'obstructive'. Central apnea occurs as a disorder in the way the brain controls breathing. Obstructive sleep apnea is much more common and involves an anatomical blockage of the airway. Usually, the tongue blocks the airway, preventing the passage of air between the a sleep study is needed to diagnose particular ...Read more


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Is snoring linked to speech difficulties in children?

Is snoring linked to speech difficulties in children?

Snoring and Speech: Generally snoring and speech are not related. Not sure, go see an ENT to get an opinion. ...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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Can snoring in children be associated with having learning difficulties?

Can snoring in children be associated with having learning difficulties?

Snoring: Yes. Snoring in children means that they are not getting enough oxygen. This affects brain function. See an ENT to evaluate airway- tonsils, adenoids, deviated septum etc. Allergies may also play a role. ...Read more

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Is sleep walking linked to aspergers?

Is sleep walking linked to aspergers?

No.: Sleep walking is no connected to the spectrum or aspergers. It is aggravated by poor sleep which is common with aspies. For more info o aspergers and human 2.0 in 8 mins. Check out... http://youtu.be/xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read more

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Can asthma in a kid lead to sleep apnea?

Can asthma in a kid lead to sleep apnea?

Not really: Asthma, in children or adults, does not cause sleep apnea, but obstructive sleep apnea can trigger nocturnal asthma attacks. Therefore, any suspicion of osa in an asthmatic patient warrants a thorough work up. ...Read more

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How aware the parents about the effects of sleep disturbances, and how often do sleep disturbances occur in young children?

How aware the parents about the effects of sleep disturbances, and how often do sleep disturbances occur in young children?

Often: Sleep disturbances in children can be very common if the tonsils and adenoids are extremely large. Usually these children will have a serious sleep disorder and parents will not that their child will snore very loudly and may stop breathing (sleep apnea). Therefore the parents should be very aware of this. ...Read more

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Is sleep apnoea related to Asperger syndrome or dyspraxia?

Is sleep apnoea related to Asperger syndrome or dyspraxia?

No.: There is no association in either direction between sleep apnea and either asperger's disorder or dyspraxia. One can certainly have both, but no causal relationship. ...Read more

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What can cause obstructive sleep apnea in children that already have their adenoids & tonsils out?

What can cause obstructive sleep apnea in children that already have their adenoids & tonsils out?

Other causes: An enlarged tongue, a retruded lower jaw, excess tissue in the soft palate, a deviated septum, enlarged nose turbinates or nasal polyps can all contribute to obstructive sleep apnes. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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5yo with ADHD has started talking in his sleep.. also still wets the bed and snores... sleep apnea? Or is it all ADHD related

5yo with ADHD has started talking in his sleep.. also still wets the bed and snores... sleep apnea?  Or is it all ADHD related

Yes: I've seen kids misdiagnosed as ADHD, when in fact they had sleep apnea. In children when they are sleep deprived, they often will "push through it", resembling an ADHD-type picture. Does he have large tonsils? Since he snores, and is sleep talking (could be a sign of sleep deprivation and high stage III pressure) I would recommend a sleep study to evaluate for possible OSA. Good luck. ...Read more

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How likely is for someone who's 24, active, fit and healthy to have sleep apnea? (gasping for air in sleep, brain fog, memory & concentration issues)

How likely is for someone who's 24, active, fit and healthy to have sleep apnea? (gasping for air in sleep, brain fog, memory & concentration issues)

Sleep apnea: It's not very likely but certainly possible. Sometimes it happens not because of being overweight but rather because of the anatomy of your jaw and throat. ...Read more

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Help please! is apnea the same disorder as sleep apnea?

Help please! is apnea the same disorder as sleep apnea?

Apnea: Apnea is defined as a stopping of breathing- it can be caused by many different factors. Holding one's breath is a form of apnea. Medications can cause it as well. Sleep apnea is cessation of breathing while asleep and can be caused by airway obstructions ( tonsils, adenoids, deviated septum, enlarged uvula, sleeping on ones back allowing the jaw and tongue to drop back and block the airway.). ...Read more

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Is continuous diffulty in swallowing be a sign of sleep apnea.I have poor sleep and wake up with sore throat.MD dismissed sleep apnea as iam not obese?

Is continuous diffulty in swallowing be a sign of sleep apnea.I have poor sleep and wake up with sore throat.MD dismissed sleep apnea as iam not obese?

See an ENT: Swallowing difficulty is not a typical sign of sleep apnea, but can be related to other problems that may affect your sleep (like very large tonsils, for example). This should be evaluated by an ENT. Throat could be sore because of dryness and irritation from mouth-breathing/snoring, sinus drainage, or acid reflux. If your nose is obstructed (e.g. deviated septum), this can worsen mouth breathing. ...Read more

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Is it helpful for asthmatic w apnea to have an oximeter? Also have sudden sleepiness in daytime. Sleep studies=no chg in o2 stats w apneas.

Is it helpful for asthmatic w apnea to have an oximeter? Also have sudden sleepiness in daytime. Sleep studies=no chg in o2 stats w apneas.

Sleep studies OK: Knowing your oxygen saturation and being able to do something about it are 2 different issues. Oximetry values seem to me to be most important in your sleep study diagnosis, and then allowing your pulmonologist or sleep apnea doc to guide you to a plan for maintenance. I think you can forego the oximeter and use whatever method to control your problem. Good luck! ...Read more

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What percentage of kids with autism have sleep problems?

What percentage of kids with autism have sleep problems?

It's common: While i don't have a specific percentage, it's pretty common, and most of the kids i see have a sleep disorder of some sort. Sometimes it's difficulty getting to sleep, staying asleep, winding down, or having a correct day/night cycle. There are medications that can help, but consult with your pediatrician and / or a sleep expert to get a specific regimen. ...Read more

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17 y old having severe sleep apnea + snoring + huge day sleepiness. Which treatment ? Fear mask a lot. Extremely poor memory, can it improve student

Need treatment: Working with a sleep specialist, there are many different types of masks that can be tried with a CPAP machine. It is essential to treatment diagnosed sleep apnea. Effectively treated, it can have life-changing effects on energy, memory and mood. I wish you the best. ...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?

Sleep apnea: Is your child in the normal weight catagory- if they are heavier or their body anatomy like a narrow palate or thick neck could cause a smaller airway that may be a factor. They may need orthodontia to help open the air way. ...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

Dr. Patrick Melder
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Apnea (Definition)

This is the cessation of breathing for 10 seconds or more. Most apnea is obstructive being caused by collapse or obstruction of the airway leading to lack of air flow. However, it can be a central process, where the respiratory center of the brain fails to signal the respiratory respiratory system to initiate a breath. Lastly, some apnea is mixed central ...Read more


Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Sleep Apnea (Definition)

A condition in which you stop 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