What Is Sleep Apnea in Childhood?

Q:
What is sleep apnea in childhood?

A:
When a child’s breathing becomes partially or completely blocked repeatedly during sleep, that’s called pediatric obstructive sleep apnea. It is a kind of sleep disorder that occurs in childhood.

When comparing to adult with sleep apnea, children who get pediatric obstructive sleep often have only partially narrowed airways. The most common condition leading to pediatric obstructive sleep apnea is enlarged tonsils and adenoids.

Keywords: childhood sleep apnea

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