Please forward this error screen to sharedip-13214820582. Brief pauses in breathing during sleep are common behavioral problems of preschoolers. But when breathing stops often or for longer periods, it’s called sleep apnea.
When someone has sleep apnea, oxygen levels in the body may fall and sleep can be disrupted. It’s more common in older people, but kids and teens can have sleep apnea too. Sleep apnea happens when a person stops breathing during sleep. It is usually caused by something obstructing, or blocking, the upper airway. OSA is a common, serious condition that can make kids miss out on healthy, restful sleep. If it’s not treated, OSA can lead to learning, behavior, growth, and heart problems. In very rare cases, it can even be life-threatening.