Which clinical history findings of restlessness suggest childhood obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)?

Updated: Feb 13, 2019
  • Author: Mary E Cataletto, MD; Chief Editor: Denise Serebrisky, MD  more...
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Recurrent obstruction leads to restlessness, and parents may report that the child wakes frequently or falls out of bed. Ask families about the child's sheets and blankets. Constant tossing and turning during the night often causes the child's bedcovers to be in wild disarray by morning.


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