Sleep Quality in Children with Sleep Disordered Breathing

Alfred Dreher, Thomas Braun, Fiona Baker & Martin Patscheider
In Adults, severe obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) causes disruption of sleep architecture including loss of slow-wave-sleep (SWS) and REM sleep. The effects of OSAS on sleep architecture seem less pronounced in children, probably because of the greater stability of their sleep compared to adults.[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]