As many as 25% of children who are diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder may have symptoms of sleep apnea.
Asheville, NC (PRWEB) August 12, 2013
Recent studies indicate that between 1 and 4 percent of children suffer from sleep apnea, a condition that affects night-time breathing. Many of these children are young—between 2 and 8 years old. Some researchers suggest that children may grow out of sleep apnea, but even so, while symptoms persist, studies show that as many as 25% of children who are diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder may have symptoms of sleep apnea. This diagnosis of ADHD could be a sign of chronic fragmented sleep, affecting a child’s ability to process information, plan, organize, and self-regulate.
Besides ADHD, several other child-related syndromes may be related to poor sleep due to sleep apnea. Bet-wetting, hormonal and metabolic problems, sleep-walking and even retarded growth may be associated with sleep apnea. Recent studies indicate that possibly even childhood obesity is connected to sleep apnea, possibly because poor sleep affects both a child’s appetite and his or her ability to exercise properly due to lack of energy.
CheapCPAPSupplies.com, a North Carolina internet-based business, that sells continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) equipment, now offers help to children in addition to their vast line of offerings to adults. The Resprionics Child B2 Bonnett, is available on their site to treat childhood sleep apnea. The innovative product is designed to fit children rather than adults.
If parents suspect their child may be suffering from childhood sleep apnea, CheapCPAPSupplies.com suggests that they contact their physicians for a full physical and perhaps even a sleep study. If it turns out that the child does have sleep apnea, CheapCPAPSupplies.com now provides a variety of CPAP supplies to meet the needs of those suffering from childhood sleep apnea.
The company provides professional customer representatives who fully understand this particular medical issue and who keep abreast of the newest research on childhood sleep apnea. For more information, contact them at 866-298-6482 or visit http://www.CheapCPAPSupplies.com.