Cognitive and Behavioral Consequences of Sleep Disordered Breathing in Children

Med Sci (Basel). 2017 Dec 1;5(4):30. doi: 10.3390/medsci5040030.


There is now a plethora of evidence that children with sleep disordered breathing (SDB) show deficits in neurocognitive performance, behavioral impairments, and school performance. The following review will focus on the neurobehavioral impacts of SDB, pediatric sleep investigation challenges, potential mechanisms of behavioral and cognitive deficits in children with SDB, and the impact of SDB treatment.

Keywords: attention; behavior; children; learning; obstructive sleep apnea; sleep disordered breathing.

Publication types

  • Review