Health Tip: When Sleep Apnea Affects Children07/29/11
(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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