Sleep Apnea Has a Negative Impact On Neurocognitive Function in Children
There is significant deleterious impact of Seep Disordered Breathing, particularly of moderate to severe OSA, and also that even snoring alone affects neurocognitive functioning.
Affecting developing capabilities, as illustrated by cognitive measures, in a severity graded manner, SDB could adversely impact on children’s capacity to attain academic and adaptive goals, ultimately hampering their ability to reach independence. Our findings support the need for increased awareness with particular emphasis on children with more severe OSA.
This was published in the AJRCCM. Scott J Hunter, David Gozal, Dale L Smith, Mona F Philby, Jaeson Kaylegian, and Leila Kheirandish-Gozal