Pediatric Sleep Disordered Breathing

Pediatric Sleep Related Breathing Disorders (SRBDs) is an umbrella term that refers to disorders related to abnormal breathing patterns during sleep, wherein breathing is interrupted repeatedly in children. Some common breathing related disorders include:


Common symptoms in children include:

  • Enlarged tonsils and adenoids
  • Snoring
  • Breathing through the mouth
  • Altered Cranio-facial growth
  • Cognitive and behavior problems such as problems aggressive behavior, paying attention and hyperactivity
  • Problems sleeping and restless sleep
  • Parasomnias like sleep walking and night terrors
  • Bed wetting
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Weight loss or poor weight gain