Children with sleep apnea may also die from sudden infant death syndrome
SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) may be a result of sleep apnea in children. Children can experience sleeping problems like sleep apnea, insomnia, and narcolepsy, even if they do not present any symptoms of these conditions.
Risk factors for SIDS are not always sleep apnea, but some risks could be:
- Sleeping in the prone positions
- Maternal smoking during pregnancy
- Excessive heating
- Premature birth and low birth weights