Apnea in Children

OSA has been linked to some cases of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), although the exact relationship is still uncertain. Ongoing research is evaluating the role of OSA as a possible factor in SIDS.

OSAS may be present in children who are overweight and those who have enlarged tonsils and adenoids.

Children with OSAS may:
  • Snore or "squeak" during sleep.
  • Appear to have difficulty breathing during sleep - sleep fitfully.
  • Have daytime hyperactivity (sleepy children often become fussy and overactive rather than appearing to be sleepy).

Older children who have OSA may seem sluggish and may perform poorly in school. Sometimes they are labeled "slow" or "lazy". Other times,they are labeled as having Attention-Deficit Disorder or Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD and ADHD). It is estimated that up to 25% of children with ADD or ADHD may have OSAS.

Since it is not normal for a child to snore loudly every night, parents should report their child's snoring to a healthcare professional.

Current Research Studies

Our center performs Research Studies and Clinical Trials to help determine the effective-ness of new drugs and treat-ments.
We are currently seeking participants for the following studies:

Adult Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Adult Narcolepsy

Pediatric Narcolepsy

For more information, check Clinical Trials and Disorders on main menu at top.

If you use CPAP . . .

Please be aware that CPAP equipment wears out. You should consider replacing your mask, headgear and hoses about every 6 months.


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