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What are symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea in children?

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Symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea in children may include:

Talk to your child's doctor if you notice any of these issues.

  • Bedwetting
  • Choking or drooling
  • Sweating a lot at night
  • Ribcage moves inward when they breathe out
  • Learning and behavior disorders
  • Problems at school
  • Sluggishness or sleepiness
  • Snoring
  • Teeth grinding
  • Restlessness in bed
  • Pauses or absence of breathing
  • Unusual sleeping positions, such as sleeping on the hands and knees

From: Obstructive Sleep Apnea Explained WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "What is Sleep Apnea?;" “What Are Sleep Studies;” “Your Guide to Healthy Sleep;” and “Who Is at Risk for Sleep Apnea?”

UpToDate: “Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults.”

MedlinePlus: "Sleep Apnea."

American Sleep Apnea Association.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 4, 2018

SOURCES:

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "What is Sleep Apnea?;" “What Are Sleep Studies;” “Your Guide to Healthy Sleep;” and “Who Is at Risk for Sleep Apnea?”

UpToDate: “Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults.”

MedlinePlus: "Sleep Apnea."

American Sleep Apnea Association.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 4, 2018

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