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Is sleep apnea linked to speech difficulties in kids?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Limited evidence

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

In brief: Limited evidence

At the present time, there is very little evidence to link speech difficulties with sleep apnea as a cause.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possibly indirectly

Sleep apnea in children is very commonly due to an enlarged tonsils and adenoids.
Children with enlarged tonsils and adenoids often have difficulty speaking as their speech is very muffled and not very clear due to their airway obstruction. The two conditions may go together and removing the tonsils and adenoids cannot only cure the sleep apnea but improve their voice.

In brief: Possibly indirectly

Sleep apnea in children is very commonly due to an enlarged tonsils and adenoids.
Children with enlarged tonsils and adenoids often have difficulty speaking as their speech is very muffled and not very clear due to their airway obstruction. The two conditions may go together and removing the tonsils and adenoids cannot only cure the sleep apnea but improve their voice.
Dr. David Astrachan
Dr. David Astrachan
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