Sleep Disorders

Updated 11 August 2014

Noisy little snorers

Is your child’s snoring keeping you up at night? If so, you’re not alone. Snoring is a common symptom, occurring in about 3-12% of children.

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Is your child’s snoring keeping you up at night? If so, you’re not alone. Snoring is a common symptom, occurring in about 3-12% of children. Risk factors for snoring include:
  • being overweight
  • having allergies
  • other causes of nasal obstruction
  • having enlarged adenoids and/or tonsils
  • exposure to second hand smoke.

Treatment for these underlying conditions, when found, should help your child snore less often and sleep better.

Recommended books on snoring

No more snoring: A proven program for conquering snoring and sleep apnea

Snoring from A to ZZZ

The snoring cure: Simple steps to getting a good night's sleep

 

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Dr Alison Bentley is a general practitioner who has consulted in sleep medicine and sleep disorders, in both adults and children of all ages, for almost 30 years. She also researches and publishes on a number of sleep-related topics both in formal research journals and lay publications including as editor of Sleep Matters, an educational newsletter on sleep disorders for doctors.

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