Is your child snoring regularly? If he (or she) is, then you might need to consult your pediatrician to have him/her checked. According to Science if they snore it is harmful to your kid’s health. If you want to know more about the dangers of snoring in children, please read on.
Child snoring is linked to behavioral problems. A study from Monash University in Australia found that kids who snore have poor behavior. The findings were based on their research that involved 269 children from age three to twelve.
These children were examined through brain scans and it was revealed that those who snore had higher blood pressure and reduced intellectual ability in addition to poor behavior. Also, these kids presented evidence of potential brain damage.
The potential brain damage is another danger of child snoring. Reportedly, children who snore are at risk of impaired brain function because of its effect on the oxygen level of the brain. Snoring happens when the air passing through the back of the mouth is blocked during sleep. Thus, causing changes in the brain’s oxygen level.
When child snoring gets worse, it will be hard to reverse its long term effects. But there’s a story of a mom who had her boy checked because of snoring and fortunately, he improved. The child had to undergo a surgery to remove his tonsils or throat lymph nodes to better his breathing while asleep. After the surgery, the boy demonstrated an improvement in his cognition and also became more energetic.
It i certainly good to know you can address it and reverse the negative impact of snoring from early on!
So if you notice that your child frequently snores, it is best for you to take him/her to the pediatrician. Prevention is always better than cure. The doctor may refer to a sleep specialist to better assess your kid’s condition. Only then can you tell if his/her snoring doesn’t affect his/her health badly.