Posts Tagged: obstructive sleep apnea

Sleep apnea in children

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children is characterized by intermittent complete or partial obstruction of the upper airway that disrupts normal ventilation during sleep, normal sleep patterns or both. The prevalence of pediatric OSA has been estimated at 1-4 percent and its prevalence may be expected to increase with the current pediatric obesity epidemic. It…
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Sleep better with these tips

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sleep is increasingly recognized as important to public health and safety, with sleep deprivation associated with injuries, mental illness, poor quality of life and well-being, increased health care costs and lost work productivity. People who don’t sleep well also are more likely to suffer from…
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