Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Reversing Brain Abnormalities in Childhood Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Here is a news brief about childhood obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). In kids, untreated OSA can cause learning, attention, and behavioral problems. In fact, some kids with OSA are incorrectly diagnosed as attention deficit disorder. It is thought that OSA can actually damage kids' brains. A new study shows that treating OSA can reverse some of the brain damage done and improve kids' learning, attention, and behavior.