Periodic snoring is usual in children , Persistent snoring however can lead to a disorder called sleep apnea that affects the quality of sleep which in turn can be linked with concentration and learning difficult. This data was derived from a presentation at the American Thoracic Society Conference. Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder that in which breathing stops and starts intermittently.
The researchers said that the most common reason for snoring is enlarged tonsils and or adenoids which an be reduced or cured with surgery. A test was carried out where the cognitive functions including language and executive development were compared between children(under the age of 5) who snore and those who don’t.
It was discovered that snoring alone has a negative effect on children’s thinking abilities. If your toddler snores a bit too much, you might want to look into it , before it begins to tell on his cognitive abilities and academic performances.
Contributed by: Chisom Nwobodo