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Why It’s REALLY Not Cute When Kids Snore Like Grandpa

One more reason why not to ignore your child's snore

Still more evidence that breathing is important for children (in this case, during sleep). A new study published in Pediatrics yesterday, it was reported that symptoms of snoring, mouth breathing, and pauses in breathing during sleep in children as young as 6 months of age were associated with behavioral and emotional difficulties in later childhood. This held true even in children in whom the symptoms subsequently resolved.

The bottom line: if your child is snoring, gasping, choking, or stopping breathing during sleep, PLEASE discuss this with your doctor.

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/129/4/e857.abstract

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Dennis Rosen, M.D.

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Dennis Rosen, M.D., is a pediatric sleep specialist who practices at Children's Hospital Boston.

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