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Snoring Revisited

Apr 11, 2006 | Updated May 25, 2011

A new medical study in the April issue of "Chest" associate parents' snoring habits with their children's tendencies to snore.

Their are multiple reasons for snoring including anatomical variations, allergies, overweight and more.

Snoring can cause large breathing problems in children but rarely does. A more commonly recognized phenomenon is snoring leading to sleep disruption causing school problems: Lack of good sleep cycles can lead to misdiagnosis or over diagnosis of learning disabilities, behavioral issues and even Attention Deficit Disorder.

Be persistent in getting an answer from your doctor or your child's doctor.

If your infant or child is a loud night time breather or a snorer (like his dad or mom!) discuss this with your doctor. Tonsillectomy might be an option but sometimes something as simple as discontinuing dairy products or getting rid of feather pillows can lessen or cure snoring.

JNG MD