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. 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. 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 operation. General assessments of the children in 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 improves significantly and reach the height of their peers.