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Is snoring linked to speech difficulties in children?

Is snoring linked to speech difficulties in children?

Snoring and Speech: Generally snoring and speech are not related. Not sure, go see an ENT to get an opinion. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
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My 10 year old daughter is overweight and she snores whilesleeping. She is always disturbed while sleeping and alsohas a bed wetting problem. Do children get sleep apnea?

My 10 year old daughter is overweight and she snores whilesleeping. She is always disturbed while sleeping and alsohas a bed wetting problem. Do children get sleep apnea?

Sleep Apnea: About 10% children that age would snore in their sleep, but only 1-3% of snorers have obstructive sleep apnea. Possible causes are; enlarged tonsil/adenoids, obesity, genetic syndromes such as down's syndrome, family history of sleep apnea. I recommend her pediatrician evaluate to rule out apnea. Wish her well. ...Read more

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Is sleep apnea linked to speech difficulties in kids?

Is sleep apnea linked to speech difficulties in kids?

Limited evidence: At the present time, there is very little evidence to link speech difficulties with sleep apnea as a cause. ...Read more

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How can I stop my snoring problem?

How can I stop my snoring problem?

Some options.: Weight loss, avoid alcohol or narcotic medications at bed time, sleeping sideways. However, snoring can be associated with sleep apnea. Consult your md for a possible sleep study. ...Read more

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Can snoring is normal in children?

Can snoring is normal in children?

Snoring: Snoring is generally not considered normal. It depends on the degree that the child is snoring to some extent. However, studies have shown that snoring may be more significant then previously suspected. This may indicate there are issues obstructive sleep apnea. This can cause behavioral problems, hyperactivity.Poor school performance, and other issues. You should talk to pediatrician. ...Read more

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How can I over come from snoring problem?

How can I over come from snoring problem?

Oral appliances: First off, rule out obstructive sleep apnea, nasal and sinus problems. Then simple lifestyle changes can help stop snoring. Lose weight, quit smoking. Avoid alcohol, sleeping pills, and sedatives, especially before bedtime. See orofacial pain and sleep specialist for oral devices, lower jaw-positioners. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had severe problem of snoring kindly help me?

I had severe problem of snoring kindly help me?

Sleep Study: You should get a sleep study done either at a sleep study center (best) or have your doctor order at home sleep study (as long as it has some form of positional monitoring) to get an accurate diagnosis first. If no sleep apnea your dentist can fabricate a variety of oral devices that can help with your snoring. ...Read more

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How should I deal with a snoring problem in my bf?

How should I deal with a snoring problem in my bf?

Consult a doctor: Will need a sleep study to determine if sleep apnea is present. A cat scan of the face and throat is recommended to determine areas of obstruction. Consider consulting with an ENT and an oral surgeon. Your family doctor can provide the sleep study test and CPAP machine for you. Also consider looking into an oral appliance. ...Read more

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How can I overcome a snoring problem?

How can I overcome a snoring problem?

Snoring: The reason for the snoring needs to be determined before a fix can be identified. Sometimes a sleep study is needed for this reason. ...Read more

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How can I overcome my snoring problem?

How can I overcome my snoring problem?

Snoring: The reason for the snoring needs to be determined before a fix can be identified. Sometimes a sleep study is needed for this reason. ...Read more

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Could snoring children really have lower intelligence?

Could snoring children really have lower intelligence?

Unfortunately yes...: Snoring MAY be a sign of breathing and sleep issues; which can effect behavior and school performance. Get your child evaluated ASAP (Pediatrician). Thanks for caring and asking! ...Read more

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Sir, How to get rid of snoring problem?

Sir, How to get rid of snoring problem?

Upper airway: Snoring is usually from upper airway obstruction with the nose the most common site. Too much weight narrows down the throat opening along with fattening of the tongue. First check if you have a constantly stuffy nose- if yes get it treated. In the meanwhile try elevating the head of the bed (or a wedge pillos) by 4-6 inches. Sleep apnea should be ruled out. See ENT if problem persists. ...Read more

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How do I tell my mom about her snoring problem?

How do I tell my mom about her snoring problem?

Snoring: Do you have the ability to make a recording of her snoring? Either way, inform her that you have read that snoring can be a sign of a problem with getting enough oxygen while sleeping and that this could lead to a stroke, heart attack, or high blood pressure. Because you love her, and want her to be around for a long time, "please have this checked". ...Read more

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Can high levels of stress cause speech difficulties?

Can high levels of stress cause speech difficulties?

Don't Worry: Our brains can't multitask very well so if we are trying to formulate a sentence and express information but we are also extremely nervous and anxious our brain tends to jump around between being self-conscious and finding the right words. That can lead to incorrect responses sometimes. Take a deep breath and don't worry. ...Read more

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Could children or baby who snore habitually have lower intelligence?

Could children or baby who snore habitually have lower intelligence?

Maybe, maybe not: I find that intellect has little to do with their sleeping habits. It is possible, that such a kid would have sleep apnea to the point they lost oxygen during sleep and might not fare well as they grew up. Any kid 2-4 years who snores regularly should be evaluated by an ENT and or sleep disorder center. ...Read more

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My father has a HUGE problem with snoring. Is there anyway to make him stop?

Sleep Apnea: Your father may have obstructive sleep apnea, which is a disorder caused by increased movement of the back of the throat during sleep. This can lead to severe snoring but also increases his risk for heart attack, stroke, pulmonary hypertension and diabetes. I would recommend that he discuss this with his primary doctor, who might get a sleep study or send him to an ENT doctor for surgery. ...Read more

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My husbend is 34yeard old he frequently gets headache. And he snores alot. What is his problem and how can it be treated?

Sleep study: Snoring, the noise that emanates from the soft tissues of the oropharyngeal walls during inspiration, can become a component of sleep apnea. The sleep study to rule out Obstructive Sleep Apnea is warranted. The simple MAD dental appliance may solve the problem if indicated. ...Read more

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Snoring problem, what to do?

Snoring problem, what to do?

Sleep specialist: Could be sleep apnea. There is excellent treatment for that. See a sleep doctor. ...Read more

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Snoring problem: what should I do!?

Snoring: Get a good physical exam by a ENT and sleep study or visit a sleep dentist to get fitted for a mouth piece. All of the doctors will get you in the right direction. ...Read more

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