Wednesday, October 27, 2021
News

Regular snoring in babies can be a danger sign

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

Melbourne [Australia] | May 15, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Turns out, if your baby snores at least four nights a week, it could indicate serious health problems.

"Breathing is an automated process, controlled by the brain. By monitoring chemical levels in the blood, the brain can work out if the breathing is working properly," Kidspot quoted ENT expert David McIntosh as saying.

There are reasons why babies snore, and not all of them are cause for concern.

McIntosh noted that if the signals to the brain indicate that something is wrong, the brain can alter the rate of breathing to compensate.

"The problem of airway obstruction [which is what happens when you are snoring] though is that even if the brain recognises there is a problem, increasing the effort of breathing achieves very little," he added. "Furthermore, blockage to breathing results in oxygen levels in the blood dropping. This is something the brain does not like very much."

Through his research and through observing children who habitually snore, McIntosh has seen evidence of reduced attention, higher levels of social problems and anxiety, depressive symptoms, cognitive dysfunctions, memory problems and problems with thinking through things logically.

In a much larger study conducted, which monitored 1,000 children over a period of six years, it was found that children who snored, breathed through the mouth, or had sleep apnoea had a higher incidence of the behavioural issues listed above, and were 50 to 90 percent more likely to develop ADHD-like symptoms than normal breathers. (ANI)

 
  LATEST COMMENTS ()
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
75th Infantry Day: IAF remembers role of...
Former West Bengal CS moves High Court a...
'No politics..': Zakia Jafri to SC again...
Serving Navy officer, 2 retired held for...
After standoff with Pak Army, Imran Khan...
India, UK holding first tri-service dril...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
India Brought 'Surya Namaskar' to t... 
Startek Wins Frost & Sullivan 2... 
Equity benchmark indices close in r... 
UniPin enters into strategic partne... 
5 killed, 3 wounded in attack in ea... 
Customer Shastra bags the ORM and c... 
Tandi Technologies LLP to launch ne... 
J-K: Missing villagers of Rajouri t...