Parents Help Detect Sleep Problems In Children With Down Syndrome
[Source: Medical News Today]
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A recent study has found that parents play an important part in screening for sleep problems in children with Down syndrome.
These children often suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, a condition which affects their breathing during sleep. Health professionals rely on parents’ reports about their child’s sleep, including restlessness, snoring and other forms of noisy breathing, when screening for the condition.
In the past, there has been some uncertainty among health professionals about the accuracy of these reports. However, this study, by a researcher at the University of Portsmouth, shows parents’ reports are backed up by objective measures of activity during sleep and sound recordings.
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