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How can sleep-disordered breathing affect children?

Sleep-disordered breathing is a problem among children -- even very young children. This news reveals some of the negative consequences of untreated sleep-disordered breathing in children: In a study of the sleep, breathing and behavioral development of more than 11,000 children, researchers at Yeshiva University's Albert Einstein College of Medicine have found that those children with sleep disordered breathing were more likely to develop behavioral problems and emotional problems, and also to have greater difficulty with peer relationships.

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