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Old 03-08-2006, 03:18 PM   #1
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Childhood Snoring

Does anyone here have kids that snore...REALLY loudly?? Our son (almost 6), has always snored a littel bit, but lately it's gotten much louder, and stronger. In fact, last night, he actually woke himself up with it. And, even if he's in bed for 11 hours, he's still tired in the morning. I'm fearing sleep apnea. I've called his ENT, but couldn't get an appointment until next Tuesday. So, I was just wondering if any of your kids have snored like this, and was there anything that was causing it?
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Old 03-08-2006, 03:25 PM   #2
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My son snored like crazy until he had his tonsils & adnoids removed. He had been having ear infections and needed tubes in his ears & his adnoids needed to be removed. Whether we did the tonsilectomy was left to DH & I but since they were swollen & practically touching, we went ahead with it. He was already going to be in for surgery. It was more tramatic for me than it was for DS - he was 5 at the time. He no longer snores & hardly ever gets sick anymore.
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Old 03-08-2006, 03:26 PM   #3
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Has he had his adnoids out? They could be enlarged.

DD snored after one of her cleft palate surgeries. They did a sleep study and she had sleep apnea.
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When ds 11 was 2 he snored - loudly! I made an appoinment with an ENT and then I tape recorded the snoring. He had his tonsils and adnoids removed sonn after. The snoring was gone the night after the surgery!!
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Old 03-08-2006, 03:59 PM   #5
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I'm 19 now and have snored loudly for as long as I remember. I'm sure it was discussed with doctors when I was younger, since my mom is one to panic. Nothing was ever done though, so they must have felt it was ok. I have been told though, that my snoring has lessened a lot since I started allergy medicine. I still snore (and still wake up tired like I have for awhile), but it's *usually* not as loud as it was. I can usually tell when I've had a bad night, because I wake up with a really dry throat.
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My dd(8 yrs. old) snores once in a while, but not often. She does have enlarged tonsils- not touching each other tho. My dd's ped, dentist, and ENT said for us for her to keep her tonsils, not to have them removed. I think because of her heart condition, the tonsils are working in her favor to help fight infections.

Maybe put a call into your ds's ped and see what they say?

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Old 03-08-2006, 06:26 PM   #7
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My son snored like crazy until he had his tonsils & adnoids removed. He had been having ear infections and needed tubes in his ears & his adnoids needed to be removed. Whether we did the tonsilectomy was left to DH & I but since they were swollen & practically touching, we went ahead with it. He was already going to be in for surgery. It was more tramatic for me than it was for DS - he was 5 at the time. He no longer snores & hardly ever gets sick anymore.
Sounds exactly like my DD, who got her tonsils and adenoids right after she turned 4.

Good luck with the ENT!
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Old 03-08-2006, 06:27 PM   #8
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My DD did this. When she was 9, we finally had her tonsils and adenoids removed and that TOTALLY cured it. They were way to big.
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Old 03-08-2006, 07:02 PM   #9
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My daughter is 7, very very tiny, with a teeny tiny high pitched voice. Not one you'd suspect it of, but snored like a man.

When she started getting nosebleeds in the middle of the night I took her to the doc for it.

Now she takes Zyrtec and nosespray every night before bed and it's much much better. I hope to stop the meds eventually though...

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I ahve two of four kids with sleep apnea , one was 4 yr old and had his tonsil and adnoids removed and cured it. But my other dd is almost 12 and has bad sleep apnea, she was born with a cleft and had it repaired twice and snores really bad and has been on a cpap machine for 3 yrs , But very little tonsils and adnoids. I would get it checked by an ENT .
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I would have her checked out. Snoring & obstructive sleep apnea are now being linked to ADD & other issues in kids. If they have osa, they are often chronically tired. This can affect their school work, etc. With adults, a CPAP (the gold standard) or a dental snore reduction device can be used. In kids, the first thing is to check to see if they have enlarged tonsils & adenoids. If so, they should be removed in most cases. You need a Pediatric ENT who understands sleep apnea. This is very much an emerging area of medicine & dentistry - be sure to find some one who is current on their knowledge in this area. Check with for a website for the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. They should have a listing of member doctors in your area.
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Thanks for the replies everyone! I did make him an appointment with his ENT (he already has one, thanks to a "growth" he had to have removed from inside one of his ears), but since I couldn't get an appt. until Tuesday afternoon, I just wanted to see if anyone else had this problem and what the cause might have been. I'm glad to see I don't have the only child who snores as loud as his Daddy!
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Old 03-08-2006, 11:01 PM   #13
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The sweetpea has snoring issues as well. But hers are caused mostly from her allergies. When they are acting up and shes had a bad allergy day, she snores like an old man.
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Old 03-09-2006, 08:21 AM   #14
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We have a very similar situation here with DS10. He has bunk beds and sleeps on the bottom. To me, bunk beds are hard and don't have the correct support since the mattress lays on a board rather than a box spring. We think this is allergy related and possibly bed related. We've let him sleep in our bed (which is a pillowtop) and he doesn't snore. Can the hardness of the bunk bed cause you to snore because of possible improper back/neck support or is this a completely ridiculous thought and just a coincidence?
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Old 03-09-2006, 08:49 AM   #15
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Emily snores, sometimes even whistles when she sleeps - she's 5.

I asked her Dr. about it. She didn't seem concerned about it since she it is not interfering with her sleep.

So maybe there is no problem at all. I would still get it checked.

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