It's estimated than 1 to 4 percent of children suffer from sleep apnea, many of them being between 2 and 8 years old.
Studies have suggested that as many as 25 percent of children diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder may actually have symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea and that much of their learning difficulty and behavior problems can be the consequence of chronic fragmented sleep. Bed-wetting, sleep-walking, retarded growth, other hormonal and metabolic problems, even failure to thrive can be
related to sleep apnea.
- Is your child snoring?
- Is your child having pauses in breathing at night?
- Do they mouth breathe during sleep?
- Does your child have night sweats?
- Is your child having trouble paying attention?
- Is your child having behavioral problems?
Many children are miss/undiagnosed with their real issue of having sleep apnea. Children are consistently misdiagnosed with ADHD and ADD. We have testimonials in our office that show how both the child and parent’s lives have been changed with the proper diagnosis and treatment for their sleep apnea problem.