Study: Snoring Toddlers

A sleeping baby may be one of nature’s miracles (certainly for the parents) but a baby snoring can be more worrying.

Habitual, loud snoring is something parents should take notice of, particularly if your child is very young, this isn’t considered as a relatively normal feature of a child’s sleeping pattern.

A new study in the Journal of Paediatrics reveals that loud, persistent snoring among toddlers can be a sign of more serious underlying health issues, this kind of snoring has been found to be linked with attention deficit disorders, hyper activity and sleep apnea.

Many parents have noted that snoring has had a negative effect on their child’s behaviour particularly during school hours. Infant snorers have been known to be easily distracted and prone to feeling tired which can effect concentration in school.

Many parents dismiss snoring as a potentially serious issue, what many parents are not aware of is that habitual snoring isn’t part of a child’s development, it’s actually a signal that the child may be suffering from a potentially serious health issue.

Figures say that under 10% of toddlers snore, with the number of louder snorers being less. The stats prove that this isn’t (and shouldn’t be) a regular occurrence.

If parents can identify the problem before it causes more serious difficulties then they can potentially improve a child’s health, behaviour and academic performance.

We don’t advise using a SleepPro product for your child, it’s a safer option to offer them the device if they continue to snore as they reach adulthood. We do advise that you contact a doctor or a sleep specialist if the issue persists.

By Richard Owen