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- SDB – Sleep-Disordered Breathing
- UARS – Upper airway resistance syndrome
- OSA – Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Why is this important?
Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB) can result in children having a significant decrease in their quality of life including cognitive and learning disabilities, bedwetting, hyperactivity, poor concentration and Attention Deficit Disorder.
In children, SDB is characterized by snoring, restless sleep, awakening at night, difficulty going to sleep or awakening, and/or obstructive events or pauses in their breathing.
Early identification increases the likelihood of early intervention and treatment.