Is Your Child At Risk For Sleep Apnea?
With the increasing availability of fast food in the U.S., it’s no surprise that the waistlines of America’s children are quickly expanding. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates approximately 12.7 million American children and adolescents aged 2-19 years-old are obese. Childhood obesity puts children and adolescents at an increased risk for numerous health problems, including sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea is often characterized by symptoms of choking, snorting and sputtering while sleeping. Children who are overweight are at greater risk for developing sleep apnea because of increased pressure on breathing passages. Excess weight can become an obstruction to airflow, making breathing and getting a good night’s rest more difficult for your child.
Here at FusionSleep, we understand how much your child means to you. Sleep is an important factor in your child’s ability to succeed. If you believe that your child may be suffering from sleep apnea or other sleeping disorders, please give us a call at (678) 990- 3962 today. Healthy Sleep, Healthy Future™.