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Recently my seven-year-old son has been diagnosed with ADD and dysgraphia. He also has enlarged addenoids that have to come out. He only has 1 mm airway when he should have 10 mm. He has notable sleep apnea and is an aggressive snorer. Could his sleep apnea be playing into some of his focus and attention issues?

Sleep apnea can cause the child to be tired during school hours. If tired, he might be inattentive. I suggest that the sleep apnea be treated first. If, after he no longer has sleep apnea you still find him to be inattentive, it would be helpful to speak to his family physician about further evaluations.

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