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Can children and babies have sleep apnea?

February 7th, 2013

My husband just found out he has a severe case of sleep apnea and i was wondering if children or babies can have it to and what are some of the signs i should be looking for to find out.

Central sleep apnea is a problem in premature infants, some of whom are at risk for SIDS.

Obstructive sleep apnea is common in children with enlarged adenoids and tonsils. It may lead to behavior similar to a child with Attention Deficit Disorder, disappearing after T&A. Mind you, I didn’t say T&A was a treatment for ADD. Signs include snoring, partial wakenings at night, pauses in breathing, and signs that the child does not seem well rested in the morning.

Obstructive sleep apnea is prevalent in overweight men, especially those with excess belly fat. Many of these men are hypertensive, too.

2 Responses

  1. Alan Says:

    Anyone can have it.
    Signs are generally snoring or trouble breathing right when sleeping. That doesn’t guarantee that you have sleep apnea, but they are common symptoms.
    References :

  2. greydoc6 Says:

    Central sleep apnea is a problem in premature infants, some of whom are at risk for SIDS.

    Obstructive sleep apnea is common in children with enlarged adenoids and tonsils. It may lead to behavior similar to a child with Attention Deficit Disorder, disappearing after T&A. Mind you, I didn’t say T&A was a treatment for ADD. Signs include snoring, partial wakenings at night, pauses in breathing, and signs that the child does not seem well rested in the morning.

    Obstructive sleep apnea is prevalent in overweight men, especially those with excess belly fat. Many of these men are hypertensive, too.
    References :
    retired pediatrician

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