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When is a?A sleep study needed for a three year old?
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Dr. James Ferguson
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In brief: ?sleep study?
I worry about sleep apnea(sa) if a kid is snoring at three, having pauses over 10sec between breaths, or seems excessively tired compared to his/her playmates.
Sometimes you can simply record the snoring behavior & take it in for review & many local ent's will remove tonsils/adenoids on that basis. Occasionally a sleep study may reveal asymptomatic sa.I have never actually found the need to do one.

In brief: ?sleep study?
I worry about sleep apnea(sa) if a kid is snoring at three, having pauses over 10sec between breaths, or seems excessively tired compared to his/her playmates.
Sometimes you can simply record the snoring behavior & take it in for review & many local ent's will remove tonsils/adenoids on that basis. Occasionally a sleep study may reveal asymptomatic sa.I have never actually found the need to do one.
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