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“I just saw a 3-year-old kid this morning whose mother brought him in because he stops breathing 20 times an hour at night,” Dr. Doghramji says. In fact, the number of children with sleep apnea has increased because of a rise in obesity among kids. Children with untreated sleep apnea run the risk of having behavioral, adaptive, and learning problems, according to Alaska Sleep Clinic.