According to the American Sleep Apnea Association, the ASAA, one in three children are affected by childhood obesity. Excess weight can increase a child’s risk of sleep apnea, and an estimated 4% of all children, mostly between the ages of 2 and 8, suffer from sleep apnea. However, there are multiple causes for sleep apnea in children, with weight being one of the main causes in children and adults alike. With many treatment options available, such as healthy weight management, a tonsillectomy, or continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), it’s very possible that sleep apnea can be cured for children.
Dr. Travis A. Roberts, DDS December 17th, 2019
Posted In: Sleep Apnea
Tags: childhood obesity, sleep apnea in children, sleep apnea symptoms