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Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when a child stops breathing during periods of sleep.
Apnea is a term for the absence of breathing for more than 20 seconds. It can occur in full-term babies, but is more common in premature babies. The more premature the baby, the greater the chances that apnea will occur.