What is apnea in infants?

Also known as: pediatric apnea, infant sleep apnea.

Sleep apnea is a disease characterized by interruptions to breathing during sleep that vary in nature and severity. It is fairly common among adults, but rare in children and infants. When apnea occurs in infants, it’s often referred to as pediatric apnea or infant sleep apnea.

Reviewed by: Mercedes Bello, MD

This page was last updated on: 1/29/2019 3:21:13 PM

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