Baby Sleep Apnea
While Rare in Infants Sleep Apnea Can Be Very Serious if Left Untreated
Baby sleep apnea is a serious affliction that affects some infants.
Sleep apnea in infants should be treated and monitored so the baby’s life is not in
danger. A baby who has sleep apnea is at serious risk for health issues including seizures and even death. Baby sleep apnea is an
obstructive syndrome that occurs in children and blocks the airway. Infants who experience this obstructive syndrome should be monitored
and treated by a physician continually to decrease the risk of seizures, problems with airway breathing, insomnia and death. Proper treatment can greatly reduce the risk of negative effects.
Children who have baby sleep apnea require a lot of attention to ensure their health. Infants with this obstructive syndrome may be
prescribed a CPAP machine. The CPAP will help children unblock the airway so the baby
can breathe. If sleep apnea is diagnosed, the use of proper treatment is essential. The likelihood of seizures will be greatly
reduced in infants with this obstructive syndrome if treatment and monitoring occurs. Children who have apnea and have various
complications such as seizures will find relief when the airway is opened and they are better able to breathe. Parents will also feel more
comfortable knowing that their child is now breathing throughout the night and risk of SIDS is greatly diminished.
A child may need to start off being monitored for breathing before a diagnosis is made. The physician will then be able to treat the
child with the use of medications or a CPAP machine. Once the treatment starts, continual monitoring is necessary. Children sometimes
grow out of the affliction as the body grows and develops. As the child gets older, it may be possible to stop using the CPAP machine and
just monitor and continue regular check ups. The possible issues that may occur may frighten parents who have a child who has apnea.
However, with proper treatment the child will likely be able to live a normal, happy and healthy life.
See Also: The Cause of Sleep Apnea
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Kerri Iamele is a successful author and regular contributor to sleep-disorders-help.com.