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Sleep apnea in children happens when kids stop breathing during periods of sleep. Sleep apnea in kids can affect their daily mood and behavior. It can also have a long-term impact on their cognitive functioning (the way they think). Sleep apnea in kids has also been linked to learning disabilities, hyperactivity and metabolic (growth and hormone) problems. At Nemours Children's, our team of sleep medicine specialists, pediatric pulmonologists (lung doctors) and registered sleep technologists have advanced training in treating sleep apnea in children.

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At Nemours, our care and our doctors have been recognized for being among the best in the country. Our experts in sleep apnea in children may include pulmonologists (lung doctors), neurologists (brain and nervous system doctors), respiratory therapists (health care professionals who provide breathing therapy) and registered sleep technologists (who conduct sleep studies). Depending on which location you visit and your child’s specific needs, we may also work with doctors from other specialties such as:

When needed, one of our state-of-the-art on-site outpatient sleep centers can help us figure out what’s going on and address ways to help your child start sleeping and feeling better again.

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