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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. 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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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?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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Fatigue, memory loss, tired eyes (hard to focus), speech, and a dropy eye lid. Are these signs of mild sleep apnea or something else?

Fatigue, memory loss, tired eyes (hard to focus), speech, and a dropy eye lid.  Are these signs of mild sleep apnea or something else?

Many things: The symptoms you have mentioned can be one of many possible diagnoses. Hypothyroidism, lyme disease, cerebrovascular disease, are among the many possibilities.. Please make an appointment with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can sleep apnea as a child continue on to adulthood?

Can sleep apnea as a child continue on to adulthood?

Yes.: Absolute. If the underlying cause of the sleep apnea is not addressed (e.g., obesity, enlarged tonsils) it is almost certain to persist into adulthood and will probably become worse with the passage of time. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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