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Postby noelm » Mon May 12, 2014 6:15 am

DS will be 6 soon. He has been snoring since we know (even as an infant). We didn't think it as an issue until he was diagnosed with ASD. Since then our hands are full for wide varieties of therapies and addressing burning issues. Snoring was never a burning issue until now. Lately, we have been noticing he snores little loudly for his age. A friend's daughter (abt about 4.5) snores as well and she consulted her ped. Ped asked to remove adenoids as he claims that the jaw may develop differently as both of these kids keep theie mouth open while snoring. The girl is NT.
I suspect same issue with DS.

I wonder, if anybody else has/had this issue and if yes, how do/did they address this?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Snoring

Postby ellenjofishel » Mon May 12, 2014 8:30 am

One thing to rule out is sleep apnea when there is snoring. My son just started snoring quite a bit, so this is one thing for us to explore soon. We haven't started the process with exploring this issue. I did hear there is a connection between apraxia of speech or other speech/language issues and sleep apnea, so it is good to get it checked out. I think the next step is either a sleep study and/or a visit to an ENT.

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Re: Snoring

Postby Winnie » Mon May 12, 2014 9:48 am

It is not normal for a child to snore -- it would probably be a good idea to have an ENT check this out. Snoring and mouth-breathing (even without snoring -- sometimes resulting from structural issues of palate and teeth/occlusion) can have some significantly negative effects on a child's health, behavior, and development (including cognitive development). You can google children and mouth-breathing, snoring, or sleep-disordered breathing for lots of info. ... 62626.html ... 125714.htm ... 022812.php
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