Sleep Apnea in Children

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


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.

Normal Throat & Tonsils

Enlarged Tonsils