We estimate that between 1 to 3% of children suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. Generally, symptoms are similar to those observed in adults.
Snoring, one of the most important symptoms is present in about 10% of children.
Among the other factors to be monitored, the following are observed:
- Difficulty to breathe at night;
- Agitated sleep;
- Enuresis (bet wetting);
- Lack of concentration, hyperactivity.
Good sleep hygiene and a good night’s sleep are elements that are critical to health and development. This applies even more to children. In fact during sleep, growth hormones are secreted and memory is consolidated.
Does your child have several of the symptoms mentioned above (including snoring)?
He/she could possibly be suffering from sleep apnea.