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Know anything about sleep apnea in a child?

April 10th, 2013

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My 3 year old has sleep apnea. I just realized this (along with snoring) and have him an appointment for an ear, nose and throat doctor. I’m wondering if there is anything I should know, or anything that will help the situation until our appointment. I didn’t realize that children get this…any suggestions are welcome! Thanks!

Yes children have sleep apnea. There are two types. The first is the most common. It is obstructive. Generally removing the tonsils and or adenoids solves the problem. I have seen obese children with OSA that use cpap but this is rare. The second type is central sleep apnea. It is when the brain does not tell the body to breathe. This is treated with bipap.

google sleep apnea in children and look at www.sleepnet.com

Best wishes

3 Responses

  1. __007__ Says:

    yup i knw
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  2. Charles M Says:

    I didn’t know that such a young child could get sleep apnea. I am 43 and have this problem every night. My suggestion to you is contact your local C.L.S.C. and ask for the nurse. You may also try your pharmacist to see if he / she can assist you somehow. Now I don’t know if children that age can eat pure honey, but I know that honey is a natural relaxent and helps me sleep. Make sure he’s warm and try dirrecting a small fan to send cool air for him to breath in. Prayer is always good. Faith in healing is better. Place your hands on him and command the sleep apnea to leave his body immediately and never return. The name of Jesus heals everything.

    Jesus, in Your Name I command this sleep dissorder to leave this child’s body NOW, and keep away forever.
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  3. Mary Says:

    Yes children have sleep apnea. There are two types. The first is the most common. It is obstructive. Generally removing the tonsils and or adenoids solves the problem. I have seen obese children with OSA that use cpap but this is rare. The second type is central sleep apnea. It is when the brain does not tell the body to breathe. This is treated with bipap.

    google sleep apnea in children and look at http://www.sleepnet.com

    Best wishes
    References :
    I am a RRT

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