Pediatrics’ Carol Rosen discusses study finding children with sickle cell anemia more likely to have sleep apnea

Children with sickle cell anemia at higher risk for sleep apnea, study finds
The Plain DealerCarol Rosen, professor of pediatrics, discussed a study that shows that children with sickle cell anemia are more likely to suffer from sleep apnea. Rosen was the co-investigator on the study. “Having low oxygen is a trigger for [the cells] sickling,” she said. “If you have sleep apnea with episodes of low oxygen, cells may be more likely to sickle and cause additional health problems.”