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Sleep Apnea in Children

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When we think of getting a good night's sleep many people think “i slept like a baby.” But did you know that babies and children can suffer from sleep apnea? The condition is serious if left untreated, but when diagnosed properly by a sleep doctor the treatments are very effective.

For most children the sleep apnea problems show up between the ages of 2 years and 6 years of age. The episodes of apnea are caused by a blocked airway, usually due to enlarged adenoids and/or tonsils. Symptoms of childhood sleep apnea include snoring, difficulty with nighttime breathing, and restless sleep.

If you notice that your child snores frequently and/or seems to gasp for air during sleep you should consult with your pediatrician. In many case, pediatric obstructive sleep apnea goes undiagnosed. If your pediatrician doesn't take your concerns seriously, it may be prudent to get a second opinion. Seeking out the care of a qualified sleep specialist can help with diagnosis and be a preventive measure towards any possible health problems that result from undiagnosed and untreated childhood sleep apnea sleep disorders.

To learn more about this type of sleep apnea visit the American Sleep Apnea Association's (

When we think of getting a good night's sleep many people think “i slept like a baby.” But did you know that babies and children can suffer from sleep apnea? The condition is serious if left untreated, but when diagnosed properly by a sleep doctor the treatments are very effective.

For most children the sleep apnea problems show up between the ages of 2 years and 6 years of age. The episodes of apnea are caused by a blocked airway, usually due to enlarged adenoids and/or tonsils. Symptoms of childhood sleep apnea include snoring, difficulty with nighttime breathing, and restless sleep.

If you notice that your child snores frequently and/or seems to gasp for air during sleep you should consult with your pediatrician. In many case, pediatric obstructive sleep apnea goes undiagnosed. If your pediatrician doesn't take your concerns seriously, it may be prudent to get a second opinion. Seeking out the care of a qualified sleep specialist can help with diagnosis and be a preventive measure towards any possible health problems that result from undiagnosed and untreated childhood sleep apnea sleep disorders.

To learn more about this type of sleep apnea visit the American Sleep Apnea Association's  page about Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children

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