Pediatric Sleep Apnea
With the increase in childhood obesity, sleep apnea
and sleep-disordered breathing has become a hot
topic in the literature.
in the pediatric population is the most common
etiology or significant contributor. Patients can
present with observed pauses, but frequently
symptoms are more subtle and include difficulty
waking in the morning, daytime fatigue, enuresis,
restless sleeping, frequent awakening, behavior issues, or poor school performance. Ongoing studies performed by me in collaboration with pediatric sleep specialists show
cure rates after adenotonsillectomy as high as 90%, and marked improvement in most of
the remaining patients.
Sleep parameters beyond apnea have also been shown to become
more favorable following removal of adenoid and tonsils, which likely has resulted in the
notable differences observed in daytime behavior.
Call us at 612-339-2836 or toll-free at 866-316-0769 to refer your patient for an appointment, or submit an online referral.