Jefferson University Hospitals

Sleep Apnea in Children

While adults with sleep apnea are often overweight and frequently wake up at night, children with obstructive sleep apnea is more difficult to recognize and diagnose. If your child is experiencing sleep problems, seek out the highly skilled specialists within Jefferson's Pediatric Sleep Medicine Program. Our comprehensive program cares for children ages 3 and up.

Treatment options for children with OSA include lifestyle changes, CPAP therapy and/or surgery with removal of the child's enlarged tonsils and adenoids (tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy).