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My 3 month old snores. Loudly. Is he ok? More risk for sids?

My 3 month old snores. Loudly. Is he ok? More risk for sids?

OK, no, but sids? no: Snoring could be a sign that large tonsils and adenoids are too big. Obstructive sleep apnea affects sleep, attention, energy and development, and over time can lead to heart damage. A sleep study should be performed to see if he is getting good oxygen into his lungs or if there are apnea issues. However, sids is an infant phenomenon for other reasons, not snoring. ...Read more

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Dr. Holly Maes
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Sids (Definition)

SIDS stands for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. It defines as a group sudden death to newborns up to one year of age without an identifiable cause. If a cause of death can be identified, this cannot be defined as SIDS. Certain factors in the US are believed to contribute to a decreased rate Of SIDS, including sleeping on the back instead of the stomach, breast feeding, ...Read more


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Is it normal for my almost 3 year old to snore loud and sometimes stop breathing for a few secs. Does not have cold and we have a humidifier running?

Is it normal for my almost 3 year old to snore loud and sometimes stop breathing for a few secs. Does not have cold and we have a humidifier running?

Uncommon & progresiv: If a kid is snoring at 3 it is likely to progress to a point where it causes sleep apnea even if it is not present now. T&a mass grows faster than the kid until ~8y. If your kid is grumpy, dozes a lot during the day & the pauses you mention last >10 sec, you have a problem now. Record the snoring pattern & seek out a consultation with an ent. The humidifier is unlikely to help. ...Read more

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I snore loud, what can I do to stop it, without going to the dr.?

A few things: Sleep on your side instead of your back. You may need a wedge pillow. You can also try those breathe right nose strips. Lose weight to a goal bmi of < 26. ...Read more

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I was told i snore loud when i sleep but my husband recently told me that when i sleep i stop breathing and it scares him.. What are some health issues that is caused by this? I have shortness of breath, i'm 5'4, 330lbs, and this is another issue, emotion

I was told i snore loud when i sleep but my husband recently told me that when i sleep i stop breathing and it scares him.. What are some health issues that is caused by this? I have shortness of breath, i'm 5'4, 330lbs, and this is another issue, emotion

Get it checked out!: Seek medical help to determine to cause of your snoring. Typically a collapse airway is involved and today, a simple overnight take home sleep test can provide all the information needed to determine if a potentially life threatening, life shortening condition of obstructive sleep apnea may be at play. Do it, it may save your life! ...Read more

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My 2.5 year old snores loudly and breathes thru mouth when sleeping? Is this normal or reason for concern?

My 2.5 year old snores loudly and breathes thru mouth when sleeping? Is this normal or reason for concern?

Concern: Generally this does not happen at this age. Although not an emergency, you should see your pediatrician for the cause.Usual causes include allergies and / or some sort of nasal obstruction. ...Read more

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How do you treat someone who has trouble breathing and snores loudly?

How do you treat someone who has trouble breathing and snores loudly?

Sleep apnea: These are common symptoms of sleep apnea. A sleep study is needed for diagnosis. A CPAP machine is commonly prescribed to improve breathing during sleep. ...Read more

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My husband snores loudly strips and a nasal insert is not working is there anything else cover counter he can use?

My husband snores loudly strips and a nasal insert is not working is there anything else cover counter he can use?

Snoring: Studies show that 75% of snoring is caused by vibration of the soft palate, so many of the nasal devices won't solve the problem. There are otc oral inserts that pull the jaw forward and open the the throat . I am not endorsing any company but puresleep.Com sells a reliable device. There is a device that pulls the tongue forward via a suction apparatus that looks promising. Ent exam advised. ...Read more

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My dad snores loudly and mom is not getting enough sleep and i feel sorry for her..How can you deal with snoring?

My dad snores loudly and mom is not getting enough sleep and i feel sorry for her..How can you deal with snoring?

Snoring: The most common cause of snoring is obesity, use of alcohol and sedatives prior to sleep. Weight lost, avoid alcohol and sedatives before bedtime, sleep on your side can improve snoring. If all else fails, see an ENT doctor for exam to r/o upper airway obstruction due to anatomical reasons. ...Read more

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Dad has severe sleep apnea. Refuses to wear CPAP. Snores loudly and profusely. Any other treatments or suggestion?

Dad has severe sleep apnea. Refuses to wear CPAP. Snores loudly and profusely. Any other treatments or suggestion?

Help him to undergo: his prescribed right treatment for his long term wellbeing and no short cuts . If he has weight problem ( most likely overweight ) make him to loose weight .Don't look for shortcuts as there are none , make sure he keeps his doctor's appointments. ...Read more

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2day i'm over my auntie house sleeping on the couch with my 2years old n 3 month old can my 3month get sids like this i don't wanna risk it?

2day i'm over my auntie house sleeping on the couch with my 2years old n 3 month old can my 3month get sids like this i don't wanna risk it?

Please don't: The bigger problem is if you are sleeping that close together you could very easily end up on top of your infant and smother them. When you are in deep sleep you have no control of where your body will end up. Please find another alternative to both of you on the couch. ...Read more

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When my 3 month old who sleeps through the night wakes up, his hands are freezing. I don't over dress him andi use a fan to prevent sids, heat set@ 70?

When my 3 month old who sleeps through the night wakes up, his hands are freezing. I don't over dress him andi use a fan to prevent sids, heat set@ 70?

Common energy saver: Infants in a cool environment often shift blood flow from the top skin down deeper to conserve the heat & energy they use to grow. Fingers, toes, lips & ears are often cooler than surrounding areas.Sleeping in a onzie with mittens & hat is what i reccomend. The cold hands is not a sign of a problem & likely bothers you more than baby.Fans or pacifiers may drop sids risk but not > sleeping on hisback. ...Read more

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I just switched my 3 month old daughter from breastmilk to formula due to lack of milk supply and complications , is she now at higher risk for sids?

I just switched my 3 month old daughter from breastmilk to formula due to lack of milk supply and complications , is she now at higher risk for sids?

Not necessary: Of the data we have about sids for review, the method of feeding plays a minor if any role in it's frequency.Your most protective actions that you can control are placing baby on his/her back to sleep and avoiding smokers. ...Read more

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My 3 mo old sleeps in her carseat bc she can't lie flat due to a cleft palate. When put on her back in crib, won't sleep. How does this affect sids?

My 3 mo old sleeps in her carseat bc she can't lie flat due to a cleft palate. When put on her back in crib, won't sleep. How does this affect sids?

Car seat fine: A semi- upright posture in the car seat can lead to airway problems in some frail infants or those with posterior tongue position(robin anomaly). For most, this position avoids the increased sids risk of prone sleeping and may be the best choice for some with a cleft.When the kid has improved mobility and or the kid has recovered from a cleft repair, crib based sleeping may be more realistic. ...Read more

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My 3.5 month old started snoring.. It's very loud, and of course, very concerning.. What should I do, or should I be concerned?

My 3.5 month old started snoring.. It's very loud, and of course, very concerning.. What should I do, or should I be concerned?

Be seen: Babies breath through their nose and if he is making a loud noise, something must be blocking the airflow. Have him assessed. All the best. ...Read more

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For a preemie if it was 2 months old but 4 weeks early is the risk for sids go by their age from when they are born or their original due date?

For a preemie if it was 2 months old but 4 weeks early  is the risk for sids go by their age from when they are born or their original due date?

SIDS: Not related to age when born, cause is unknown although prematurity is a factor. There are many contributing risk factors like cold temp, apnea, low birth weight, drugs, smoking, illness, etc. ...Read more

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Does an 11 month old still have to be put to be on his back with no comfort blanket (because of sids) even though he can turn over by himself?

Does an 11 month old  still have to be put to be on his back with no comfort blanket (because of sids) even though he can turn over by himself?

Not just SIDS: We loose about 100 infants a year in the US that smother in blankets,against bumpers or soft toys.I don't introduce a blanket until the kid is physically capable of standing in their crib and hopefully able to avoid suffocation. ...Read more

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Trying to get 5 month old use to crib. He falls sleep with little fussing on stomach but cries loudly on back. I know sids danger. What should I do?

Trying to get 5 month old use to crib. He falls sleep with little fussing on stomach but cries loudly on back. I know sids danger. What should I do?

Infant sleep: While placing babies on their backs for sleep has had a very beneficial effect on the incidence of sids, it doesn't work for every baby. All babies are different, have their own temperament and personality. Some will just refuse to lie on their backs. If you have an infant like this, just roll with his personality and let him sleep as nature dictates. The risk of sids is really quite low. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Katz
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Sudden Infant Death (Definition)

SIDS is the unexplained death, usually during sleep, of a seemingly healthy baby less than a year old. SIDS is sometimes known as crib death because the infants often die in their cribs. To prevent it babies should sleep on their back, no blankets, bumpers or pillow, no stuffed animals in cribs, avoid second hand-smoking, avoid co-sleeping in ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
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Snoring (Definition)

Snoring = a vibrating sound ...Read more