Children’s Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea and Snoring Dentist in Glen Burnie

Does your child snore or show signs of disturbed sleep, including long pauses in breathing, tossing and turning in bed or night sweats? All these are possible symptoms of sleep apnea. It is estimated that 1 to 4 percent of children suffer from sleep apnea, and many of them are between 2 and 8 years old.

Symptoms of sleep apnea in children during sleep:

  • Snoring loudly on a regular basis
  • Having pauses, gasps and snorts
  • May actually stop breathing
  • Being restless or sleeping in abnormal positions
  • Sweating heavily

While sleep apnea is a sleep-related breathing disorder, it may also affect children during the day. Restless sleep can contribute to the following:

  • Headaches during the day
  • Being irritable, agitated, aggressive and cranky
  • Speaking with a nasal voice and breathing irregularly through the mouth
  • Having behavioral, school and social problems

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