Healthy Kids: Snoring Concerns

Children and Snoring
  • Many children snore occassionally.
  • Persistent snoring is a problem.
  • Sleep apnea is a concern.
  • Leads to a reduced quality of life.
Effects of Snoring:
  • Quality of sleep is affected
  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Poor concentration
  • Learning difficulties
  • Delayed growth
  • Bed-wetting
Results of the Study regarding Snoring:
  • Medical help is sought in 1/3 cases.
  • Prevalence: 5% of children between 1-11 yrs.
  • Large tonsils or adenoids are most common cause.
  • Can lead to trouble handling stress.
  • Can also lead to trouble with schoolwork.
Effects of untreated sleep apnea in adults:
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Irregular heartbeats
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