Children with big tonsils, snoring, restless sleep, and ADD or ADHD may actually have obstructive sleep apnea. Those big tonsils and/or enlarged adenoid tissue could be blocking the airway at night, causing little brain arousals that disrupt sleep quality, preventing your child from obtaining restorative sleep. Sleepy kids have a hard time focusing and learning may be negatively impacted. Sleepy kids usually get restless and fidget! Healthy sleep is vital for growth and learning. Talk to your pediatrician if you are concerned that your child may have problems breathing during sleep. Sleep apnea in children can often be cured with removing the tonsils and the adenoid tissue, if enlarged. Learn more from the National Sleep Foundation at https://sleepfoundation.org/sleep-disorders-problems/adhd-and-sleep.

Posted on Fri, January 15, 2016 by Beth Fernandez filed under Sleep

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