A recent study has shown that adolescents who suffer from sleep apnea and other sleep disorders increase their risk of academic failure (http://www.healthcanal.com/disorders-conditions/sleep/55397-lack-of-sleep-increases-risk-of-failure-in-school.html). What parent doesn’t want their child to be more successful? If he or she is not getting proper sleep, their brain is also not getting the proper amount of oxygen to function normally and at a high level. No matter what your child is learning or doing to improve themselves for success, if the brain is not at its peak condition, it will not be as effective. Did you know that the study showed nearly 1 in 3 adolescents reporting regular sleep problems? That is a high probability of having a sleep issue.
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Hearing your child snore is no laughing matter. A leading expert on obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), David Gozal, concludes in an article, “that OSA can reduce a child’s IQ by as many as 10 points and increases the risk of childhood obesity” (http://sciencelife.uchospitals.edu/2012/03/01/the-deep-impact-of-childhood-sleep-apnea/). Even worse, the article, describing his 2012 study, stated “it looked at DNA from children 5 to 10 years old with sleep apnea and found that it displayed increased methylation in the Forkhead box P3 gene (FOXP3), which plays a role in keeping a tight lid on immune system responses”. DNA methylation is an indicator of epigenetic changes. In other words, if not cured, the OSA could be passed on to future generations. Now, that is really scary. It is bad enough to have a debilitating condition like sleep apnea but to pass it to future generations adds a bit more stress. That is why I believe that people should focus extremely hard on solving their sleep apnea condition. I did research for 2 years before I finally cured myself without using any sleep apnea medical devices.