Pediatric Snoring

Pediatric Snoring

Pediatric Snoring

Snoring is a sound that happens when a child breathes in and out during sleep.

What is Pediatric Snoring?

Snoring may happen when a child has a sleep disorder or breathing problem. The sound is due to when the opening and closing of the air passage at the back of the mouth causes the throat, tongue, tonsils and adenoids to vibrate. 

What are the signs and symptoms of Pediatric Snoring?

Accompanying symptoms may be due to the condition that causes the snoring. Symptoms may include:

  • Behavioral and attention problems
  • Breathing that stops for a few seconds at a time during sleep
  • Breathing through the mouth only
  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Difficult to wake in the morning
  • Makes snuffling or snoring noises during sleep
  • Hyperactive behavior when awake
  • Irritability from lack of quality sleep
  • Loud breathing during sleep
  • Restless sleep (moves around a lot)
  • Sweating during sleep

What are the causes of Pediatric Snoring?

A child may snore all the time, or only sometimes, depending on the cause. Causes of snoring may include: