I am just wondering if there are others who have had their son diagnosed for sleep apnea. I ran into a mom that daughter just had her tonsil and adenoids out since her daughter was diagnosed with sleep apnea. The mom said that the doctor did a sleep study on her and they found that she was not getting enough oxygen and good REM sleep. This 6 year girl was actually kicking in her sleep to restart her breathing. The mom was telling me that her daughter had always struggled with sleeping and that she was also very quiet and was subject to melt downs, etc. Her daughter was not over weight - actually quite thin....The doctor had said that it is not the size of the tonsils/adenoids but there has to be a physical air space at the back of the mouth/throat to allow the airway to be functional. Her mother reports that her teachers notice quite a difference in responsible speech, that she is able to play with her younger sister without getting in fights and that she is able to focus better.
With our boys being DMD, there is a component that seems to lend itself to our boys having this sleep apnea...Their tongues are usually larger and can cause a tight space even tighter. Just wondering if any parents have had sleep apnea diagnosed and what they have done about it.
One more thing - sleep apnea can cause extra stress on the heart as well as other major organs.