OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA in children is a serious health condition. It could result in morbid health consequences later in the child's life if left untreated. Prompt diagnosis and treatment is very important. The diagnosis of OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA can only be made by a qualified pediatrician or child sleep specialist.
Effective treatment of apnea in children involves prevention and correction of abnormal postures and functions of the mouth, tongue and face, and their relationships with breathing, the dentition, speech and feeding. This requires the combined efforts of multiple health specialists.