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Is it normal for a 6 years old child to snore?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree
In brief: Common
The tonsils & adenoids in kids grow faster in early & middle childhood than other body parts.
At 6-9 kids often snore.At this point the glandular tissue stabalizes its size but the kids continue to grow. By the mid teens the snoring has gone & relative tonsil size seems smaller, though they don't actually shrink. Snoring associated with excessive day sleeping may be a sign of sleep apnea. Ck it out.

In brief: Common
The tonsils & adenoids in kids grow faster in early & middle childhood than other body parts.
At 6-9 kids often snore.At this point the glandular tissue stabalizes its size but the kids continue to grow. By the mid teens the snoring has gone & relative tonsil size seems smaller, though they don't actually shrink. Snoring associated with excessive day sleeping may be a sign of sleep apnea. Ck it out.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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3 doctors agree
In brief: No
Talk with your child's doctor, your child may need their tonsils and / or adenoids removed.

In brief: No
Talk with your child's doctor, your child may need their tonsils and / or adenoids removed.
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Dr. Marina Armendariz
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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Common, but
10-12% of children snore regularly.
This does not mean it is "normal" or without consequence. It can be due to uri, stuffy nose, allergy or obstructive sleep apnea. Snoring combined with any of gasping, snorting, waking up at night , bedwetting, restless sleep, overtiredness, crankiness or hyperactive behaviors is especially concerning and should trigger evaluation and a sleep study.

In brief: Common, but
10-12% of children snore regularly.
This does not mean it is "normal" or without consequence. It can be due to uri, stuffy nose, allergy or obstructive sleep apnea. Snoring combined with any of gasping, snorting, waking up at night , bedwetting, restless sleep, overtiredness, crankiness or hyperactive behaviors is especially concerning and should trigger evaluation and a sleep study.
Dr. Anifat Balogun
Dr. Anifat Balogun
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
In brief: Not abnormal
Common with enlarged adenoids.

In brief: Not abnormal
Common with enlarged adenoids.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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