Sleep Disordered Breathing and Apnoea in Children

Does My Child Have Sleep Apnoea? Take The Quiz to Find Out.

Sleep disordered breathing (SDB) in children can be associated with bedwetting, poor growth, hyperactivity, heart problems and impaired mental function affecting their grades and includes the more serious condition of sleep apnoea.

Ideally a special over-night sleep study test is conducted to diagnose SDB, but the good news is there is a simple screening questionnaire which is quite effective at detecting children at risk of Sleep Disordered Breathing.

There are several risk factors for sleep apnoea in children including enlarged tonsils and adenoids but also childhood obesity.

So if your child snores, has trouble concentrating, or exhibits any of the other symptoms mentioned above, then download the attached questionnaire to the link on our webpage.

If you answer a ‘Yes’ to 8 or more questions, then this indicates your child is at risk of SDB and you should seek a consultation with a Paediatrician or an ENT (Ear Nose and Throat specialist) to have it assessed further. Also feel free to share this with friends and relatives with young children.