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Is snoring when your 1 years old ok?
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Dr. Phil Zapanta
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
9 doctors agree
In brief: In general yes
In general, snoring is okay.
Snoring becomes an issue when it is combined with restless sleep or even pauses in the breathing pattern. This can signify obstructive sleep apnea. In most children snoring can be blamed on large tonsils, large adenoids or a simple stuffy nose. As you child grows, this should be less of an issue but keep an eye on it though. If you cont to be concerned, see an ent.

In brief: In general yes
In general, snoring is okay.
Snoring becomes an issue when it is combined with restless sleep or even pauses in the breathing pattern. This can signify obstructive sleep apnea. In most children snoring can be blamed on large tonsils, large adenoids or a simple stuffy nose. As you child grows, this should be less of an issue but keep an eye on it though. If you cont to be concerned, see an ent.
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Snoring in a 1 year old can be normal.
..Generally it is from enlarged adenoids. It can also occur when there is a cold and the nasal passages are swollen. If it is super loud and he seems to have gaps in his breathing, see an ENT to check things out. If it is not that loud chances are he will outgrow it as his airway grows. It is also worth mentioning at your next doctor visit.

In brief: Yes
Snoring in a 1 year old can be normal.
..Generally it is from enlarged adenoids. It can also occur when there is a cold and the nasal passages are swollen. If it is super loud and he seems to have gaps in his breathing, see an ENT to check things out. If it is not that loud chances are he will outgrow it as his airway grows. It is also worth mentioning at your next doctor visit.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: No
Snoring is not normal in a child.
If it is occasional during a cold or bad allergies... No worries. Nightly snoring is a sign of obstruction. Obstruction at night can be a sign of apnea. Apnea is collapse of the airway. Apnea can cause decreased oxygen. Apnea is known to cause growth and development issues in children. See a pediatric sleep specialist. You can do a sleep study on a 1 year old...

In brief: No
Snoring is not normal in a child.
If it is occasional during a cold or bad allergies... No worries. Nightly snoring is a sign of obstruction. Obstruction at night can be a sign of apnea. Apnea is collapse of the airway. Apnea can cause decreased oxygen. Apnea is known to cause growth and development issues in children. See a pediatric sleep specialist. You can do a sleep study on a 1 year old...
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Dr. Robert Knox
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Snoring 1 year Old
Snoring is never ok, but it is usually more a nuisance than a danger. A 1-year snorer has a stuffy nose also.
If you see frequent pauses, associated with restless sleep, then a sleep study should be obtained. Generally, surgery (removal of tonsils and adenoids) is reserved for children over age 3, unless there is associated heart failure or failure to thrive - both are rare. See pediatrician.

In brief: Snoring 1 year Old
Snoring is never ok, but it is usually more a nuisance than a danger. A 1-year snorer has a stuffy nose also.
If you see frequent pauses, associated with restless sleep, then a sleep study should be obtained. Generally, surgery (removal of tonsils and adenoids) is reserved for children over age 3, unless there is associated heart failure or failure to thrive - both are rare. See pediatrician.
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