Overweight Children With School Issues May Have Sleep Disordered Breathing

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Overweight children aged 10-16 years old with sleep disordered breathing (SDB) often have difficulties with attention span, and suffer increased depression and anxiety. This study found that 30% of students with moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) received a grade “C” or below, while only 15% of students without obstructive sleep apnea received a C or lower. Conversely, 15% of students without obstructive sleep apnea received an “A”, while none of the students with obstructive sleep apnea received an “A”. SDB is often related to excess weight, and a healthy diet can be helpful.

 

PositiveTip:  Is your child experiencing difficulty in school? Ask their physician abot sleep disordered breathing.