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Childhood Obesity and its Influence on Sleep Disorders: Kids-Play Study

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Department of Human Motricity and Sports Performance, Faculty of Education, University of Sevilla, 41013 Sevilla, Spain
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Research Group CTS 367, Andalusia Research Plan, Junta de Andalucía, 11620 Junta De Los Rios, Spain
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Nursing Department, Universidad de Santo Tomás, 8370003 Talca, Chile
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Nursing Department, School of Health Sciences, University of Granada, 18071 Granada, Spain
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(21), 7948; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17217948
Received: 29 July 2020 / Revised: 28 September 2020 / Accepted: 3 October 2020 / Published: 29 October 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Management and Promotion of Healthy Habits and Active Life)
Background: Sleep disorders are associated with overweight and obese children, and could decrease life quality with limitations to normal daily activities. The purpose of the study is to describe the prevalence of sleep disorders in a cohort of overweight/obese children using respiratory polygraphy. Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted in Granada (Spain) on a sample of 98 children with overweight or obesity. The presence of sleep disorders was determined by respiratory polygraphy. Results: Regarding apnoea–hypopnea-index (AHI) results, 44% of affected children had severe sleep apnoea–hypopnea syndrome (SAHS), and the remaining 56% had a mild form of the disorder. With respect to oxygen-desaturation index, 56% of the same group had severe SAHS, 32% had mild SAHS, and the remaining 12% did not suffer from SAHS. Among participants, average scores of 13.8 obstructive apnoea, 7.7 central apnoea, and 13.6 hypopnoea were recorded. Conclusions: Respiratory polygraphy can provide conclusive results in the diagnosis of SAHS in overweight/obese children. Interventional programmes designed and implemented to reduce overweight and obesity can improve quality of sleep and life in children. View Full-Text
Keywords: sleep apnoea; childhood obesity; respiratory polygraphy; apnoea–hypopnea index sleep apnoea; childhood obesity; respiratory polygraphy; apnoea–hypopnea index
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Sánchez-López, A.M.; Noack-Segovia, J.P.; Núñez-Negrillo, A.M.; Latorre-García, J.; Aguilar-Cordero, M.J. Childhood Obesity and its Influence on Sleep Disorders: Kids-Play Study. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 7948.

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