Thursday, June 21, 2012
Untreated Sleep Apnea Affects Teenagers Development
This article is about research showing that teenagers who have untreated obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) have higher rates of emotional, social, and academic problems. Researchers controlled for age, body mass index, ethnicity, and race. These finding are understandable if you think about how OSA disrupts sleep on a nightly basis - and good sleep is important to the normal development of children and teenagers.