Signs of Sleep Apnea in Children
When a child’s airway is restricted due to enlarged tonsils, breathing could be impaired throughout the night, resulting in sleep apnea. Research indicates that oversized tonsils could be the main culprit behind childhood sleep apnea. Possible health effects include:
- Bedwetting (enuresis)
- Difficulty Concentrating
- Poor memory skills
- Inhibited Growth
- ADD & ADHD
Sleep Apnea & Children Links
- Could My Child Have Sleep Apnea?
- Delaying School Starting Time by One Hour: Some Effects on Attention Levels in Adolescents
- OSA in Children: Information from the ASAA
- Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Dr. Mason refers young patients to a trusted physician in cases where enlarged tonsils may be causing sleep apnea. For more information on sleep apnea in children, visit the American Sleep Apnea Association of the American Academy of Otolaryngology.