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Other Names for Sleep Apnea

  • Central sleep apnea
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Sleep-disordered breathing
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Sleep Apnea in the News

May 21, 2013
Tonsil surgery improves some behaviors in children with sleep apnea syndrome
Children with sleep apnea syndrome who have their tonsils and adenoids removed sleep better, are less restless and impulsive, and report a generally better quality of life, finds a new study funded by the National Institutes of Health. However, the study found cognitive abilities did not improve compared with children who did not have surgery, and researchers say the findings don’t mean surgery is an automatic first choice.

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