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There are many ways you can help children and their families get the care they need.
The symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are sometimes difficult to detect in children. Children with OSA may not look sleepy, even if they’re not sleeping well. Symptoms of OSA can also vary depending on the child and the severity of the problem.
Common symptoms may include:
If you think your child might have OSA, talk with your primary care provider. He or she may refer you to a sleep specialist for a full evaluation and sleep study.
OSA is caused by a blockage of the upper airway in the back of the throat. Common reasons for the blockage include:
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