My baby has sleep apnea. Can she die in her sleep?
There is a theory that Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) might be linked to Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA); however, the cause of SIDS is almost by definition unknown.
There are a number of significant protective factors against SIDS, including (1) lying your baby on his or her back to sleep, (2) keeping your baby in a smoke-free environment before and after birth, and (3) avoiding sharing a sleeping surface with your baby.
It is important to check with your health care provider about what you can do to help reduce the risk of SIDS, especially if your baby has obstructive sleep apnea.