More on the Effects of Poor Sleep on Children and Teens

Forbes has an article on their website, “Sleepless Kids Are Troubled Kids,” about the causes and effects of poor sleep on children’s performance. The article discusses the wide range of sleep disorders that affect children – “That spans everything from kids who are waking during the night, to resisting bedtime, to sleepwalking, disordered breathing — the gamut,” as well as some of their effects – “One 2006 study in the journal Public Library of Science Medicine found that youngsters with sleep apnea scored lower on standard IQ tests compared with unaffected kids — an average of 85 points vs. 100, respectively.”

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  1. Hello my name is Benjamin. I was diagnosed with severe sleep apnea. I have been battling with my insurance company and they are not going to help me get a bipap machine because it is a pre-existing condition. I am trying to get one used online. I set up a website to try to tell my story and hopefully make enough from the ads to purchase a bipap machine. The last sleep study I went to told me that if I did not get a machine, I was headed for a heart attack in 5 years. I am 36. I appreciate anyone who makes the effort to spread the word. I would like to try to set up a way for the uninsured to get cpap and bipap machines without insurance. Thanks Very Much

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