Researchers at the University of Virginia Health System are saying that children with sleep disorders may end up with intellectual impairment. According to this article, “Sleep disorders may intellectually and behaviorally harm children by interrupting sleeping patterns necessary for growth. According to studies, children with sleep disorders are observed snoring, snorting, gasping, tossing and turning at night while some are irritable, hyperactive and unable to concentrate during the day.”
The UVA researchers are working on a household device that records breathing sounds during sleep and hope to establish risk profiles and treatment plans for cognitive and behavioral problems that develop in children with sleep disorders
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