Q&A: Can Snoring And Sleep Apnea Affect My Kids?

You know that snoring is quite common among adults. As you learn about sleep apnea, you know that this is also something that may potentially affect people in adulthood. However, what happens if you notice that the details you’ve learned about these sleep disorders seem to be presenting themselves in your kids’ sleep? Is this even possible, you ask yourself? If so, how to react? A handful of focused questions and answers will give you the guidance you’re seeking!

Questions and Answers

Question: What should I do if I think I hear my child snoring or choking from sleep apnea during the night?

Answer: You should let us know! Ask us about what’s going on during your child’s next visit (or set up a dental checkup), so we can talk with you about whether your child may require orthodontic care or other interventions for improvement.

Question: What if I know that my child doesn’t have sleep apnea but it definitely snoring. Are there things I can do at home to remedy the situation?

Answer: Of course! Check in to see if anything is causing difficulty breathing, such as congestion, which can come from allergies or a cold. See if your child is sleeping on his or her back (and encourage side sleeping). Consider any medication that may be a muscle relaxant that your little one is taking, which can contribute to the relaxation of throat muscles and tissues (which encourages snoring, etc.).

Question: Should I talk to my child’s pediatrician about snoring?

Answer: It’s always a good idea! Particularly if something like chronic congestion or allergies are involved, it’s wise to treat such concerns with the assistance of your doctor instead of trying to figure it out on your own.

Talk With Us About Your Child’s Snoring

Remember that we offer care for snoring at our practice! If you have questions about yourself or your children, feel free to let us know. Get the information and treatment you need in Celina, TX by contacting Celina Family Dentistry to schedule a visit today at (214) 851-0130.