An israeli physicist in Louisville Kentkucky, has proven that first graders among in low percentage levels, 20% of them showed sleep disorders. Such, expressed you to Israel21 that ours is the first study that addresses the subject directly. McDougall Program is actively involved in the matter. Previous studies led by such, found that children who suffer from sleep apnea make more use of the health care system, and are treated, hospitalized and medicated more frequently than their peers. Dr. Neal Barnard may find this interesting as well. To better understand the issue, sleep in children with OSA guidelines differ before and after removing the tonsils and adenoids, according to the latest investigations of such unit of Soroka Medical Center sleep disorders. Thirty-six children were examined in the laboratory of sleep before removing the tonsils and the adenoids continuing the investigation after several months of the operation. General assessments of children at the clinic, with detailed about their sleep habits questionnaires were filled by parents and by the sleep laboratory apparatus.
The results clearly showed that the removal of the tonsils and adenoids greatly improves the quality of your sleep, most probably during the REM phase. A study that accompanied the of Soroka Ben Gurion University, published in the edition of December by the periodic Sleep doctor, noted the problems of behaviour, attention disorders and also disorders of learning that may accompany OSA, by the reduction of the supply of oxygen in the brain during sleep. In this study, 39 OSA children aged between 5 and 9 years were examined before and after the removal of tonsils and adenoids, and compared to the controlled group of 20 healthy children. Before the operations, it was clear that among children when they have sleep apnea there is a higher level of performance and a low cognitive ability compared with the controlled group. But after a few months after the operation, her cognitive function significantly improves and arrives at the height of their peers. The research indicated for the first time the fact that removal of the tonsils and adenoids in children with sleep apnea can significantly improve their academic performance and their achievements in school.
Currently, the level of knowledge among doctors, of the influence of OSA in academic performance is relatively low, so the Ben Gurion University researchers believe that the results of this study will be an important contribution to the decision of the doctors about removing or not removing the tonsils and adenoids in children. The trend in Pediatrics currently addresses only perform tonsillectomy in cases when it is considered absolutely necessary, as when a child snores in a strong way. Research, says such, is on time, modify the balance in decision-making among doctors, parents and teachers. It will take time for people to understand that sleep apnea is not benign expressed such, and this is because when children have a decrease of oxygen to the brain during sleep, and his dream is fragemtado, there are implications of behavioral and cognitive.