Sleep Disorder in Children Linked to Learning Complications

Sleep Disorder in Children Linked to Learning Complications

In a recent study, researchers concluded that children with an occurrence of sleep apnea were four to five times more likely to develop or have behavioral problems.
In a recent study, researchers concluded that children with an occurrence of sleep apnea were four to five times more likely to develop or have behavioral problems.

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Sleep apnea is a common and serious sleeping disorder in which breathing patterns, such as normal breathing, are disrupted during sleep. Extreme cases of sleep apnea that go untreated might result in consistently cutting of oxygen, which can dangerously affect the body. Sleep apnea afflicts one in four percent of children between the ages of two to eight and thus, it is vital in understanding how the disease can influence different aspects of a child’s learning and growth. A new study done by researchers form the University of Arizona in Tucson revealed that sleep apnea might also be linked to increasing the chances for children in developing attention deficiency hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), learning complications, and other adaptive disorders.

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