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Why snoring could cause intellectual disabilities in children

18 April 2017 4:48 AM
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Why snoring could cause intellectual disabilities in children

Disturbing new research by Monash University reveals that snoring in children is leading to far more harm than missed snooze time because lower oxygen levels during the night can affect a child’s cardiovascular and neurocognitive abilities.

The study of more than 260 children found that the blood pressure in child snorers was 10 per cent higher than children who don’t snore.

MRI scans also revealed significant changes to the brain of children who snore which can lead to reduced mental abilities and poor behaviour.

With approximately 1 million Australian children snoring, Monash University Professor Rosemary Horne has warned parents snoring is not a harmless process their kids will outgrow.

Professor Horne says snoring will affect how children behave and learn at school as well as their blood pressure.


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