WEARtv discusses the sleep apnea diagnosis and therapy of a third grader, noting the sleep apnea doesn’t only affect adults.

Stacey Rising said, “They found he had stopped breathing 48 times that night. He wasn’t getting into that deep delta sleep and just learning was becoming more difficult. We thought it was tonsils and adenoids and it wasn’t.”

Rising was surprised when the doctor diagnosed him with sleep apnea.

She said, “I always think of it as being overweight men. I was really surprised, more prevalent than we realize.”