Childhood Sleep Apnea: What Parents Should Know

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Childhood Sleep Apnea: What Parents Should Know

Most parents often think that only adults suffer from sleep apnea and children aren’t affected by this disorder. But the fact is that, even children can suffer from sleep apnea. If your child is experiencing one or all of the below mentioned symptoms, he or she may be suffering from childhood Obstructive Sleep Apnea or OSA:

● Makes choking or gasping noises during sleep
● Sleeps with his or her head tilted back
● Makes squeaking noise while inhaling
● Has difficulty in concentrating
● Experiencing daytime hyperactivity

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We hope you will become part of our community! The admins and moderators for the A.W.A.K.E. group look forward to friendly chatter and information sharing at the group. Working together to help each other find support, solutions, and smart tips for the best sleep ever is what this group is all about.

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Your weight matters: obesity and sleep apnea

While weight loss may not “cure” other health conditions like sleep apnea, healthy weight loss and management can lead to better sleep, ease of mobility, higher energy levels, a more positive mood, and less pain and discomfort.

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