Patient Comments: Sleep Disorders in Children and Teens - Treatments

Question:What treatment has been effective for your child's sleep disorder?

Comment from: Kate, Female (Caregiver) Published: December 17

My 14 year old son has sleep apnea. It was difficult to watch him be excessively tired during the day and be extra moody and not really wanting to socialize. He had a limited amount of energy that he put towards school and homework. I insisted that he try a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure), after a fair amount of resistance my son has found relief from a CPAP and wears it every night without any resistance. It makes a big difference in his day when he has worn it. The CPAP has helped him tremendously. Not something I really wanted for my kid but it has improved his quality of life. Thank goodness I pressed for it. It was and is no way to live feeling exhausted & like a zombie every day.


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