Nearly half of the group (16 people) showed signs of possible or probable attention deficit disorder. All the participants were then given continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), the most widely used treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. CPAP uses a machine that delivers forced air through a mask over the nose (and sometimes also the mouth) to keep the airway open. After CPAP treatments, the participants’ daytime sleepiness score improved. Average scores dropped from a 12 to around 3 on a scale of 0-24, with 24 being the most severe rating.
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Get Some Sleep: ADHD, sleep disorders often entwined
That is the problem that your comment does not address. January 27, 2011 at 16:49 | Report abuse | Dea My son never slept through the night as a baby, and has always snored. I wish I had known about this a lot sooner. His doctors have told me for years that his tonsils and adnoids are enlarged, but refused to take them out because it wasn’t “necessary”.
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