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Meridian Pediatric Sleep Medicine

We Work with Children Ages Six & Up

Children with sleep apnea are often diagnosed with other disorders because they don’t fit the typical patient profile. These children run the risk of having behavioral, adaptive and learning problems.

Accredited Center for Pediatric TreatmentAmerican Academy of Sleep accreditation

Anderson Regional Sleep Disorders Center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine as an approved treatment facility for children ages six and above.

Symptoms of a Pediatric Sleep Disorder

girl sleepingAs many as 25 percent of children diagnosed with ADHD may actually have symptoms of sleep apnea, and their learning and behavioral problems are instead related to poor/fragmented sleep.

Diagnosing Obstructive Sleep Apnea in children requires a visit to an expert physician. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends screening if these symptoms are present:

  • Restless sleeping
  • Loud snoring
  • Bed wetting
  • ADD and/or ADHD
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Mouth breathing
  • Night sweats
  • Hyperactivity
  • Enlarged tonsils or adenoids
  • Poor growth or overweight
  • Failure to thrive
  • Witnessed apneas or suspension of breathing

Treatment Options

Several pediatric sleep disorder treatment options are available at Anderson, which may include an adenotonsillectomy followed by CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) therapy, if required.

For more information, call 601.553.6491

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