We understand that every parent’s priority is the overall health and wellness of their developing child. As a parent it is important to remember that obstructive sleep apnea does not have age boundaries. It is a common condition in childhood and, when left untreated, it can result in severe complications including:
- Delayed development
- Impaired intelligence
- Dysfunction of the nervous system
- Memory loss and depression
- Weight gain and obesity
Sleep apnea can also result in behavioral issues related to:
- Decreased performance/learning problems in school
- Social isolation, withdrawal
MONITORING YOUR CHILD
- Does your child wake in the morning in the same position they went to sleep in?
- In the morning, are your child’s bed sheets nicely placed or strewn all about the bed?
- Does your child have dark circles under their eyes?
- Does your child seem inattentive?
- Does your child grind their teeth at night?