Is it Sleep Apnea?
The symptoms of sleep breathing disorders are different in adults than they are in children. Some of the symptoms include behavioral changes; adults will exhibit characteristics of sleepiness, whereas children reflect hyperactivity. Unfortunately, many children are following an ADHD treatment pathway, instead of a sleep-breathing disorder treatment pathway. If the child has Sleep Apnea but is treated for ADHD, then they will not only experience the ill effects of misdiagnoses – often involving prescription medication, but the Sleep Apnea worsens because the underlying cause is left unaddressed.