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How to stop snoring at night? Especially to children specifically 9 years old?

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Posted August 15, 2013 at 5:39 AM via iOS

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How to stop snoring at night? Especially to children specifically 9 years old?

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orchid101 | College Teacher | (Level 1) Associate Educator

Posted August 15, 2013 at 6:50 AM (Answer #1)

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Snoring is a very common problem. Sound sleep is very essential for good health. Snoring is caused by reduced airways and blocked air nose.

Many children commonly snore on occasion. However, if snoring is an abnormal persistent problem in children, then it may indicate a health problem and a primary health care practioner must be consulted right away.

Some health problems that can cause abnormal persistent snoring in children (more than occasional) are "respiratory infection, a stuffy nose or allergy; other times it may be a symptom of sleep apnea."

Loud and regular nightly snoring is often abnormal in otherwise healthy children. Sometimes it is a sign of a respiratory infection, a stuffy nose or allergy; other times it may be a symptom of sleep apnea. ... About one to three percent of children not only snore, but also suffer from breathing problems during their sleep. When snoring is accompanied by gasps or pauses in breathing, the child may have OSAS. (National Sleep Foundation)

Snoring in adults is an entirely different matter. Snoring in adults can be treated in a number of different ways, some more frastic than others. Adult snoring can be treated by antidepressant drug and surgery or by (1) reduction in weight (2) always taking nutritional food (3) not sleeping on your back, just sleep on your side (4) raising the head of your bed (5) avoiding milk at night because it causes snoring to worsen (6) do some throat exercises because it reduces snoring (6) use nasal strips because they can help in airflow.

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