Sleep Apnea in Childhood Could Affect Developing Brain

 ADHD in the News 2023-03-30

MONDAY, March 27, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Teenagers with the nighttime breathing disorder sleep apnea may have brains that look a little different from their peers', a new study suggests. Researchers found that among nearly 100 teens who underwent brain scans, those with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) tended to have thinner tissue at the brain's surface, and some signs of inflammation in a brain area key to memory and learning.