Loud Snoring Linked To Behavior Problems in Children

Dr. Kate Eshleman says poor sleep can lead to behavioral and emotional difficulties for children.
3:00 | 08/10/12

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We know that sleep is very important for all areas of functioning. About children and adults and sell -- -- -- snoring through the night they are likely not getting high quality of sleep through. -- they're not getting adequate sleep. It is not surprising that they have behavior on the action and attention on difficulties. I'm beyond -- that factors that increase the likelihood of snoring. With the race they looked at potential is physical features -- -- that make up of one anatomy and how that affects the airway. -- -- lower socioeconomic status and lower income. Likely act Regan says that a child -- -- access to health care. Which may contribute and then I'm you know across the board that's being has been -- -- many many benefits so it is not surprising that. It it's beneficial in this area as well. -- had two or three it is not typical that parents can keep a close eye on their kids. As they're sleeping but if if the -- is waking up in the morning not appearing well rested having a kind man getting up out of that in getting the -- started. Then they -- evangelical that are closely at what's going on -- -- be checking on the child before you go to bed at night to act during the night you get up to go to the bathroom and -- -- checking in on a child. Maybe even playing -- -- -- and to listen more closely to what the child is doing.

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