- Attention problems
- Lack of weight gain
- Mouth breathing
- Daytime sleepiness
- Enlarged tonsils
Adults who have Obstructive Sleep Apnea tend to be overweight but that isn’t necessarily the case with children who have it. Although children who do have a weight problem may exacerbate the condition.
Enlarged tonsils and adenoids are the most common reason that children have sleep apnea. Tonsillectomy is a common surgery for hundreds of thousands of children every year.
Children can also be fitted for the cpap machine. A cpap machine delivers air through a hose that is connected to a mask worn over the face. The constant air keeps the air passage open. This usually isn’t recommended for children because they have a difficult time adjusting to the cumbersome mask.
As with adults children who are thought to have sleep apnea should seek out a doctor right away.
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