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Regular snoring of your child can be dangerous: Study.

ISLAMABAD -- Children with frequent snoring and breathing problems during sleep are prone to an increased risk of poor concentration level and learning abilities.

According to researchers snoring is commonly reported in most children. Almost 20% of healthy children snore from time to time which is not usually indicative of any serious health issue, reported health news.

Statistics report that close to 7 to 10 percent of kids snore every night, however there are signs that one must look out for in their kids to understand whether or not the snoring pattern is normal. Snoring in kids may also be indicative of a sleep or breathing problem.

A recent study also points at the fact that regular snoring at least four nights in a week in some kids may be indicative of some serious health issue.

The National Sleep Foundation, US mentions that at times regular snoring may also be a result of a respiratory infection or an allergy.

In the year 2002, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended all American children to be screened for snoring to differentiate normal primary snoring from obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in kids.

If child struggles to breathe while sleeping you must consider seeing a medical professional. Also monitor your child for any gasping or snorting while snoring. Severe snoring associated with sleep apnea may have serious health repercussions.

The child may also complain of learning issues or other troubles at school and may also show signs of slow physical growth as a result of severe sleep apnea.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Date:May 16, 2017
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