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What are some of the causes of obstructive sleep apnea in children?

Some children develop obstructive sleep apnea. In children, sleep apnea can be caused by adenoids or tonsils that are abnormally large or dental issues such as a large overbite. Some birth defects, such as a too-small jaw, are also linked to the symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea.

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