Monday, 19 March 2018

Sleep apnoea: surge in number of children admitted to hospital

Sleep apnoea: surge in number of children admitted to hospital Growing number of young people in UK with disorder may be linked to rising obesity levels
The number of admissions to hospital of children and teenagers with sleep apnoea has risen sharply over the past four years, with experts suggesting childhood obesity is to blame.
Data from NHS Digital, the national information and technology partner to the health and social care system, shows that admissions with a primary diagnosis of sleep apnoea, a serious disorder that occurs when breathing is interrupted at night, reached a peak of 7,557 in 2016-17, up from 5,675 in 2012-13. The Guardian

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