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Joseph Anderson, RPFT, CRT-NPS, RPSGT, RST, CCSH

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Pediatric Sleep Problems

By: Joseph Anderson, RPFT, CRT-NPS, RPSGT, RST, CCSH
January 30th, 2020

There are differences between adult sleep apnea and pediatric sleep apnea. Adults usually have daytime sleepiness, while children are more likely to have behavioral problems. The underlying cause in adults is often obesity; in children, the most common underlying condition is enlargement of the adenoids and tonsils. However, obesity also plays a role in children. Other underlying factors can be craniofacial anomalies and neuromuscular disorders.

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