You think your child is relaxing while he sleeps? You may be wrong. Studies show that sleep apnea has a bad impact in a child’s brain development.
Sleep apnea is a condition, in which a person’s breathing is suddenly interrupted while sleeping. The person stops breathing all of a sudden and the supply of oxygen to the brain and other parts of the body stops. This makes the person wake up.
Researchers say that children who experience sleep apnea on a regular basis tend to have lower grey matter. Sleep apnea can happen around 5-30 times in one night. The individual may not be aware about any of this happening to him/her because sometimes these disturbances are very brief.
These interruptions in sleep can have a huge influence on how the child turns out to be and the problem needs to be solved as soon as possible.
Content Source: medicalnewstoday.com