The Link Between Childhood Sleep Disorders and Obesity
July 23, 2010•13 min
Host: Jerome Lisk, MD
Guest: Sally Ward, MD
Dr. Sally Ward, who heads the division of pediatric pulmonology and is the medical director of the sleep laboratory at Los Angeles's Children's Hospital, talks to host Dr. Jerome Lisk about the physiological changes in children who experience sleep apnea and other sleep problems. They discuss how some sleep problems come about, how being overweight contributes, and how to help pediatric patients battling obesity and sleep problems.