Which behavior problems may 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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Paradoxically, some children with obstructive sleep apnea develop signs of hyperactivity rather than daytime somnolence. Patients may exhibit aggressive behavior, discipline problems, decreased attention span, emotional withdrawal, and bizarre behaviors.


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