Scientists have identified the consequences of sleep apnea in children

Under apnea refers to a special kind of breathing during sleep. In children it is often linked to problems in adaptation and learning and behavioural problems. This conclusion reached by scientists from the University of Arizona in Tucson in the study, the detailed results of which were published in the journal Sleep.

In the American study involved 263 child, mainly belonging to the Latin America and the white race, age at the time of survey were 6-11 years old. Scientists studied the effect of apnea on sleep, how widespread is it and what effects it can leave on children's neurobehavioral measures function. Lasted this study is 5 years.

The results of the study found that 23 children it occurs frequently, and in 21 patients, it was of a permanent nature. 41 child ceased to be observed apnea for a while lasted study. The results of the study found that those children who have this disease occurs frequently, 4 times had behavioural problems, and those children who have apnea was observed continuously, the figure was 6. In addition, scientists have identified in children with apnea problems with communication, social competence, samorost, hyperactivity and attention.

Children with persistent apnea had 7 times more learning problems than those children in whom it was not observed at all. In addition, because this disease is 3 times increased chance of getting into the school. At this point two percent of healthy children suffer from apnea. The disease is associated with adenoidal and tonsils, and their removal allows young patients to breathe better while they sleep.

According to lead author of the study Michelle perfect, their work gave a lot of useful information to physicians who see children with this disease. In addition, the researchers recommend that teachers pay attention to the fact that this disease is responsible for the appearance of hyperactivity in children, and at the same time can create difficulties in behavior and learning.

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