Health Tip: When a Child Has Sleep Apnea

(HealthDay News) -- Children are not immune from sleep apnea, a potentially dangerous disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep.

The American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery says potential complications include:

  • Social problems resulting from loud snoring.
  • Behavior problems and moodiness stemming from disturbed sleep.
  • Delays in development and growth.
  • Increased risk of obesity and cardiovascular problems.

-- Diana Kohnle

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