Usually, you don’t hear you kids snore since they mostly sleep soundly. And when you do, you think they’re just tired from running and playing around. However, this is not always the case. There could be some other reasons that you might not know about. Below is information that you should keep in mind on why your little one snores:
- Enlarge tonsils or adenoids – both tonsils and adenoids guard your children against impurities and infections by trapping the inhaled diseases and bacteria. The adenoids and tonsils are uneven lymph tissue where the nose meets the throat which is located at the back of the throat. If adenoids and tonsils experience enlargement, wherein they sometimes become swollen and infected, this may cause your babies more likely to snore.
- Allergies, cold and flu – these conditions will trigger the snoring of your child. The upper respiratory infection happens when your child’s nose develops stuffed up mucus that block airways which produce instability in the flow of air that passes through the throat and cause snoring.
- Disruptive sleep apnea – this is a serious condition where air can’t get through the lungs. This can be dangerous to your children because their sleep is interrupted and they will potentially have headaches, extreme fatigue, difficulty concentrating and growth problems may happen. It is best that they will be brought to experts to determine if they have this kind of condition.
Things that You Can Do
- If allergy is an issue, remove all things that trigger allergies to your children such as blankets and pets.
- Put a pillow underneath of your children’s mattresses which elevates their head and help relieve congestion and clear up breathing passages while they are sleeping.
- Ask your doctor to examine your children if they have conditions of obstructive sleep apnea so that proper medications will be done.