Sleep Apnea in Children

Michigan Sleep Medicine Expert Dr. R Bart Sangal Diagnoses & Treats Dangerous Sleep Apnea in Children

Children with sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly throughout the night. When they stop breathing, blood oxygen falls. Brain oxygen falls. Blood pressure rises. Heart rate drops. Irregular heartbeats may occur. The body responds with inflammation. The brain may suffer damage. In younger children, doing this even a few times at night can cause problems.

Sleep apnea causes sleepiness, attention and learning problems. Children with sleep apnea may have trouble with hyperactivity, moodiness and relationships. Schoolwork and grades may suffer. Severe sleep apnea can affect the heart, lungs, and blood pressure. There is help and hope. Dr. R Bart Sangal is a Sleep Medicine expert. He diagnoses and treats sleep disorders in patients ages one and older. He founded the Sleep & Attention Disorders Institute in Sterling Heights, Mich. to help patients from all over the Greater Detroit Metro area get relief from their sleep apnea and other sleep disorders. It is located where Troy, Rochester Hills, Shelby Township and Sterling Hts come together.

Call us today to make your appointment with Dr. Sangal. Or, fill out our convenient online contact form and we will call you right away.

Why is Sleep Apnea Dangerous in Children?
Sleep Apnea Treatments for Children & Teenagers

Child Sleep Medicine Expert Dr. R Bart Sangal Will Treat Your Child’s Sleep Apnea

Snoring is a sign of dangerous sleep apnea. Many parents ignore snoring in children. Many pediatricians may not think of sleep apnea. Sometimes a doctor will recommend having a child’s tonsils removed to treat snoring. In young children with large tonsils, removing the tonsils may help. But it does not always help. Tonsils should not be removed just for snoring without sleep apnea. Dr. Sangal will diagnose your child’s sleep apnea and find the best treatment.

Contact us today to set up an appointment with Dr. R Bart Sangal. Patients from all over Macomb and Oakland counties come to the Sleep & Attention Disorders Institute. Our facility is local to residents of Clinton. Bloomfield Township, Macomb Township, and Warren, Michigan.

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