Obstructive sleep apnoea in children


  • Definition of OSA in children
  • How many children are effected?
  • What are the causes of sleep apnoea?
  • Differences between adults and children with respect to OSA.
  • What questions should we be asking the parents?
  • What do we need to look for?
  • Child growth and serial growth charts
  • Red flags – behaviour
  • How do we make the diagnosis?
  • Sleep studies and referral
  • Other options

Take home messages

  • Be aware that sleep apnoea can occur in children.

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