Obstructive Sleep Apnea in children is a serious sleep disorder which affects respiration during sleep. Muscles in the throat relax along with all the other muscles thus cutting off any agency for breathing and revive again after momentary asphyxiation. The breathing is resumed by a loud gasp. This process is repetitive and leads to irregular and unsound sleep. Obstruction of the upper airway is dangerous in some extreme cases of sleep apnea. If left untreated for a long time, OSA usually leads to insomnia, fatigue, anxiety, lethargy.
HOW IS OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA IN CHILDREN DIAGNOSED?
Obstructive sleep apnea when detected at an early age can be cured by proper breathing exercises and medication.