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Obesity, Sleep Apnea, & Poor School Performance in Children

Did you know that 30% of school children are first misdiagnosed with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) when the true cause of the child's behavioral problem was later proven to be a sleep disorder? Many parents don't even know that children can suffer from sleep disorders, and many physicians neglect to test for them.

The Link between sleep disorders in children and poor school performance:

  • Children are just as susceptible to sleep disorders as adults, which will cause children to get fewer than the recommended 8-9 hours of sleep per night
  • Children who don't get enough sleep at night, typically become hyperactive during the day, unlike adults who tend to exhibit fatigue after not getting enough sleep.
  • This hyperactivity experienced by school children with sleep disorders makes paying attention in school difficult, causing their behavior to become disruptive and their grades to suffer.
  • Consequently, these children are often misdiagnosed as having ADHD.

If your child's grades or behavior in school have been declining, contact the Sleep & Weight Loss Institute to arrange for a consultation. A pediatric sleep specialist will sit with you and your child to discuss and assess your child's symptoms and condition. A sleep study may be all that stands between your child's good night sleep and improved academic performance!


Our program is unique in many ways

Our director uses his 6 specialties to treat you for one mission - to make you lose weight


We have Ear, Nose, and Throat doctors on staff to help diagnose your sleep issues and overall health. Our specialists are highly trained, and look forward to closely working with you on your weight loss journey.


What goes in our bodies has a huge long term effect on our weight and overall appearance. Our skilled nutritionists will help develop a lifestyle plan designed specifically for you. We also review and replace medications.


Our lifestyles and mindset can definitely have a lasting impact on our health. Our trained psychologists can assess any habits, help you reach your goals, and even assist parents in creating a healthy lifestyle for their children.


Our highly qualified surgeons offer many short and long term solutions for weight loss. For long term weight loss, we offer Bariatric surgery. We closely follow up before and after surgery so you don't gain weight again.

Plastic/Cosmetic Surgeons

Need weight loss now? For short term weight loss solutions, our team of Plastic Surgeons can help you shed the weight in weeks. Our team will follow you closely to ensure you continue to lose weight even after surgery.

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 I snore.
 I feel tired during the daytime.
 Someone has observed my breathing stop during my sleep.
 I wake up more than once each night.
 I am 50 or older.
 I am overweight.
 I (or my partner) have experienced a form of sexual dysfunction.
 I fall asleep or doze off during activity, like watching TV or drinking.