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What issues is sleep apnea associated with?

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Children who snore or have obstructive sleep apnea often have large tonsils and/or adenoids. Many are obese and/or have an allergic disease. Sleep apnea is associated with the following consequences:

  • Abnormal growth and development
  • Bedwetting
  • Behavioral and learning problems
  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Hyperactivity or ADHD

From: Sleep Disorders in Children WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: American Family Physician: "Sleep Problems and Sleep Disorders in Children." University of Michigan Health System: "Sleep Problems." National Sleep Foundation: "Coping with Children’s Sleep Problems." National Sleep Foundation: "Children, Obesity and Sleep."



Reviewed by Amita Shroff on February 20, 2019

SOURCES: American Family Physician: "Sleep Problems and Sleep Disorders in Children." University of Michigan Health System: "Sleep Problems." National Sleep Foundation: "Coping with Children’s Sleep Problems." National Sleep Foundation: "Children, Obesity and Sleep."



Reviewed by Amita Shroff on February 20, 2019

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