Children who are obese and snore are found to have higher instances of excessive daytime tiredness.
Wired PR News.com — A new study has shown obesity in children who chronically snore
to possibly correlate with an increased chance of experiencing sleepiness during the day. As reported by Reuters, the study found children who are obese and have breathing issues during sleep to demonstrate extreme daytime sleepiness more than their slimmer peers who also habitually snore. The symptoms are said to be comparable to those in adults who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea.
Researchers of the study suggest that sleep apnea surfaces differently in children who are obese than those who are of normal weight. Excessive tiredness during the day was previously stated to be found to be a main symptom of sleep apnea in children who are obese. Hyperactivity is said to be that for children who are of normal weight.
More information about the findings of the study and recommendations for children who exhibit possible signs of sleep apnea can be found in the January 2009 issue of the journal Pediatrics.
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