In addition to placing children at an increased risk of developing hardened arteries and diabetes, childhood obesity can also lead to sleep disorders. Overweight kids have an increased incidence of sleep-related disorders, including obstructive sleep apnea and sleep-disordered breathing. One recent study conducted in Belgium placed obese teens with sleep-disordered breathing in a weight loss therapy program. After treatment, the teenagers’ sleep-disordered breathing symptoms were eliminated. To learn more about the link between childhood obesity and sleep disorders, check out this video.
If your child is experiencing disrupted sleep due to obesity, contact Zeeba Sleep Center at (702) 242-1562. Serving patients in the Las Vegas area, our accredited facility is led by a team of qualified medical professionals. In addition to sleep apnea, we also diagnose and treat insomnia, narcolepsy, and restless leg syndrome.
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