Health Tip: When Sleep Apnea Affects Children
Here are common warning signs
(HealthDay News) -- Obstructive sleep apnea commonly occurs when swollen tonsils or adenoids obstruct the airways during sleep.
The condition affects as many as 3 percent of preschool-age children, says the Nemours Foundation.
The foundation mentions these common symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea in children:
- Snoring, which is usually accompanied by gasping sounds and pauses in breathing.
- Heavy breathing during sleep.
- Sleeping restlessly or sleeping in strange positions.
- Changes in skin color.
- Sleepiness during the day.
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