Snoring Babies: Sign of Trouble?

Study examines connection between child's snoring and behavior problems.
2:02 | 03/06/12

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There is nothing much sweeter than watching a sleeping child a picture of peace unless your -- snores. Today a study in the journal pediatrics looks at what that there is a connection. Between us normal child and behavior problems later in life and ABC's doctor Richard -- Tells us more. It's often thought of as Q. So parents with the videos on YouTube. Their tiny children. -- -- But today's steady -- the question. Could a pattern of do we. And could any of it be prevented with good night's sleep. Snoring is actually a red flag it is a hallmark. -- problem breathing at night. Today's study followed more than 111000 children for seven years. Those who snort breathe through their mouse or head -- the long pauses between breaths -- up to twice as likely to develop behavioral problems by -- seven. Snoring wasn't a big deal to me it's when I kept seeing him. Through this that kind of naming -- best. Christina bail and her husband took their son Timmy to a sleep clinic when he meets six years old. -- turns out -- large councils and his parents were Smart to take him in. Children can become a more rambunctious cranky and out of sorts and difficult to handle. Us researchers are now studying whether treating -- -- will also prevent the problems with behavior. As for -- five years later he's in honor roll student and finally sleeping and breathing easier. That's a great ending except if your child -- go to the doctor definitely and if they have a new behavior problem -- -- too because sleep disturbance could be the cost and what kinds of things can they do to fix it well I mean here's what I do I would trying figure it out it could be secondhand smoke allergies large console us. If I can figured out I can put an end to it and give your child a good night's sleep it's not just a quirk -- it could be something really important thank you rich --

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