Health Check for Kids Who Snore

When your significant other snores, he or she may be banished to the other bedroom. But what happens when it's your toddler making all that noise? Is it more than just an annoyance?

Researchers surveyed 249 mothers about their kids' sleep, snoring and behavior. The mothers filled out questionnaires from the time of their baby's birth through a three-year follow-up point.

Twenty-two of the children were reported to have loud, persistent snoring at least two times per week at ages two and three. This group had significantly worse overall behavior, including hyperactivity, inattention and depression.

Children who were breast fed seemed to be protected against snoring, and the longer they nursed the better off they were.

While most kids will snore occasionally, persistent snoring should be reported to your doctor.



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