Expat Living Kids' Guide|2019-2020
In fact, it’s actually a sign of sleep-disordered breathing, which can include obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) – a condition where the airway is blocked repeatedly during sleep.
“There is reduced oxygen in the blood from obstruction or collapse of the airway during sleep,” says ENT specialist DR LYNNE LIM, who treats both child and adult patients. “If untreated, OSA can cause longterm effects including heart problems, hypertension and memory issues, as well as dental over-bites and reduced lower jaw growth.”
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