Listening to your kids snoring, tracing his behavioral development

Lying next to your loved baby, can you notice sometimes his snoring and may you take it into a health concern, possibly sleep apnea or sleeping disorder? Here we let those behind since a recent study has linked kids behavior development later in life to their snores. Accordingly, children who snore, or who have other night-time breathing conditions, are at risk from behavioural problems as possible as hyperactivity.

A study of more than 11,000 children followed for over six years has found that young children with sleep-disordered breathing are prone to developing behavioral difficulties such as hyperactivity and aggressiveness, as well as emotional symptoms and difficulty with peer relationships, according to researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Their study, the largest and most comprehensive of its kind, published online in the journal Pediatrics.

In a serious view, the authors said that  snoring, mouth breathing, and apnea [abnormally long pauses in breathing during sleep] can have behavioral and social-emotional consequences for children. The new study analyzed the combined effects of snoring, apnea and mouth-breathing patterns on the behavior of children enrolled in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children, a project based in the United Kingdom.

So what parents to do with the kids in this case? Maybe, at night time, parents should have sometimes to look at their bed rooms whether their children are experiencing one or more of the symptoms—snoring, mouth breathing or apnea—of SDB. Then if the condition may be sleep apnea or disorder doubted, pick them up to doctors and give them proper treatment as doctor’s recommendations.

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