Snoring in children may predict later behavioral problems

03/5/2012 | BBC

Children with sleep breathing issues were between 40% and 100% more at risk of developing neurobehavioral problems by age 7, according to a study in the journal Pediatrics. Sleep breathing issues could possibly cause behavioral problems by reducing the supply of oxygen to the brain, interrupting the restorative process of sleep or disrupting the balance of brain chemicals, lead researcher Dr. Karen Bonuck said.

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