Constant Snoring in Toddlers Linked to Bad Behavior

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If it is, your child may have a sleep problem that could affect their behavior during the day, according to new research published in Pediatrics, a journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

In fact, persistent snoring is linked to cognitive and behavioral problems that can cause children to be hyperactive, inattentive and depressed, a news release from the AAP states.

For the study, researchers tracked nearly 250 children between the ages of 2 and 3 who were reported by their moms to snore loudly and persistently.

The authors of the study recommend parents seek the advice of a pediatrician if their child snores constantly, particularly if it’s been going on for months or years.

Normal snoring can happen for brief periods, such as when a child has a stuffy nose from a cold.

Want to prevent against snoring?

“Breastfeeding, especially for longer periods during infancy, seemed to protect against later snoring,” the release states.

Source: American Academy of Pediatrics

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