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Few parents give importance to baby snoring. They think that it is something normal and therefore they do not get to discuss it with the children's pediatrician when they have a medical check-up.
According to the Spanish Association of Pediatrics, habitual snoring should not be seen as normal. They are not healthy for babies.
According to the latest research, it is estimated that one in ten children snore regularly, especially from the age of 22 months. And although its frequency has been decreasing from the age of 9, pediatricians warn that children's snoring on a regular basis is not healthy. It can hide serious illnesses like lack of sleep.
Children who snore regularly, that is, when they do it more than three times a week and it is not associated with a cold or cold, have problems with concentration, memory and a greater probability of having hyperactivity, which in the long term may affect children's school performance. Also, snoring is the first symptom of sleep-related breathing disorders like sleep apnea.
It is advisable that parents of babies or children who snore regularly discuss this situation with the pediatrician. Children who snore have difficulty achieving rem sleep (Rapid Eye Movement sleep). Snoring prevents them from reaching this deep stage of sleep, and will cause them to wake up many times during sleep. For this reason, it is necessary to identify the causes of infant snoring.
In the case of chronic colds, a larger size of the vegetations and tonsils, etc. In fact, snoring is often related to obesity or being overweight in children. In obese children the risk of respiratory problems and sleep disorders is multiplied by six.
Parents must be convinced that the child who does not sleep well, either due to lack of sleep or frequent snoring, will not have enough dexterity or abilities to practice physical exercise, to play, and will be more tired, nervous and irritable during the day.
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