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Childhood Sleep Apnea

Donna D'Alessandro, M.D.
Lindsay Huth, B.A.
Peer Review Status: Internally Reviewed
Creation Date: January 2002
Last Revision Date: April 2002

Common Questions, Quick Answers

What is sleep apnea?

What causes sleep apnea?

Who can get sleep apnea?

What are the symptoms of sleep apnea?
Symptoms may be mild, moderate, or severe. Children may not be aware of their symptoms. Parents often notice their child's symptoms and become concerned. They can include:

Sleep apnea can lead to learning problems, developmental problems, behavior problems, and heart problems.

How is sleep apnea diagnosed?

How is sleep apnea treated?

Can sleep apnea be prevented?

When should I call the doctor?

Quick Answers


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