Category Archives: Sleep Apnea Infants and Children

Polysomnography for sleep-disordered breathing prior to tonsillectomy in children

Over 530,000 tonsillectomies are performed annually on children aged between 2 to 18 years of age, in the United States.  12% of children manifest sleep-disordered breathing, this being the number one reason to conduct tonsillectomy. This type of surgery improves … Continue reading

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Sleep apnea can lead to other health conditions

Sleep apnea should be immediately looked after and treated , otherwise we put our lives at risk. Children suffer from sleep apnea as well and as soon as we realize this we should take immediate action. If sleep apnea is … Continue reading

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Mouth Breathing, Snoring, Sleep apnea…is your child a mouth-breather?

Mouth breathing in children of growing age could have serious effects on the state of health and the child’s growth pattern. Allergies, swollen tonsils, dry lips, dark circles under the eyes , are just some of the few from a … Continue reading

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Sleep Apnea in America

Sleep apnea effects your heart health and could be a contributing cause of cardio-vascular death during sleep. Dr Freedman breaks down the number of men, women and children sufferring from Sleep Apnea. Apnea in America We talked with Dr. Michael … Continue reading

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Sleep Apnea and Nasal Obstruction | Health and Spirit

Nap Apnea, the condition “in which the airway collapses and blocks respirating for 30 seconds….” sending the brain a signal to wake up. People with nap apnea suffer from sleepiness at work or anywhere and possible high blod pressure. Being … Continue reading

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ATS: Surgery Has Benefits for Kids With Sleep Apnea

Obstructive Sleep apnea symptoms could decrease with surgery. Removal of the tonsils and adenoids hasbenefitted some children with their obstructive sleep apnea. The doctor involved with the research comments: By Michael Smith, North American Correspondent, MedPage Today DENVER — A … Continue reading

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Sleepiness in children linked to obesity, asthma

EDS or excessive daytime sleepiness may be related to obesity, anxiety and asthma rather than sleep apnea. EDS is highly prevalent in children according to a study conducted at the Sleep Research and Treatment Center. Medication for asthma, waist measurement … Continue reading

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Marriage problems related to infants’ sleep difficulties

Sleep problems can begin in infancy. No genetic factors are involved as the kids are adopted but the major cause is the parents’ arguments or discord. Whether at 9 months of age or 18 months, the problem persists with the … Continue reading

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