Today, approximately 10% of children snore; Sleep obstruction, that is, sleep apnea, is observed in 2-3%. Snoring in children occurs and develops as a result of nasal congestion. Children who try to breathe through the mouth due to nasal congestion make the sound of snoring as a result of the structures in the throat area vibrating the vocal cords.

These structures in the throat close from time to time and prevent the child from breathing. Mothers and fathers are the first to notice this sleep apnea (sleep obstruction) in children. Families who see their child snoring, restless and sighing in their sleep realize that their child is short of breath. This breathlessness may last 10 seconds or more. During this blockage, the child is left without oxygen and cannot breathe. This process is repeated continuously throughout the night.

Snoring Treatment in Children
In children with snoring and sleep apnea (sleep apnea), the problem is completely resolved when the adenoids and tonsils are removed by surgery. In addition, the sleep quality of the child whose nose is opened will improve accordingly. The success of the child whose sleep quality improves will increase. Accordingly, growth and development will accelerate as growth hormone secretion will increase during sleep at night. In addition to all this, his appetite will also come true. He/she will not be caught frequently in diseases such as upper respiratory tract diseases, flu, cold and sinusitis.

Facial, jaw and tooth development disorders, lung and heart diseases will not be expected in such risks. To summarize, chronic nasal congestion is common in children and if symptoms are present, a careful evaluation should be made and a correct diagnosis and treatment plan should be made.

It is extremely important to correct and eliminate the causes of snoring and sleep disturbance, as they can cause negative situations in the child’s future life.

Snoring in children also affects facial structure
The child’s teeth and facial structure may be affected by heart and lung diseases, as well as nasal congestion and high pressure in the ears. This condition may hinder hearing and speech development. Failure to intervene in the first few months of life in babies may cause nutritional disorders and life-threatening problems.

For this reason, the child’s sleep quality is negatively affected and deteriorated. It is often difficult for the child to wake up in the morning and he/she wakes up with a headache. Since the child cannot get enough sleep, he is sleepy, lethargic and bored during the day.

He/she is distracted during the day and cannot concentrate on his/her lessons, thus reducing his/her school success. They also display disorders in their behavior towards those around them.

He is very hyperactive and cannot sit still. This condition is often treated with a diagnosis of hyperactivity and attention deficit disorder.

Parents notice the first symptoms in children
Often, parents complain that their children sweat a lot at night. The reason for sweating is due to the body being deprived of oxygen. Loss of appetite is one of the most common symptoms in children. Sleep obstruction can often cause nighttime bedwetting problems in the child.

When the child, who was previously able to hold his urine, starts wetting the bed at night; Behavioral disorders are also taken into account and psychologically monitored, but the main problem is nasal congestion.

Snoring and congestion originating from the nose:
Generally, the cause of snoring and sleeplessness in children is nasal congestion. However, there are many different causes of nasal congestion. Allergies, adenoids, colds, nasal infections, sinusitis, curvatures and deviations that cause stenosis in the nasal cartilage bone structure caused by falls, enlargement of the nasal concha called concha. In addition, extra flesh formations called polyps in the nose, foreign objects inserted into the nose,

Congenital causes; In nose development, one or both of the nostrils fail to develop and are closed, craniofacial development abnormalities, tumors and cysts.

Snoring and congestion due to throat passages:
Large tonsils and adenoids and a large tongue are among the biggest causes of congestion in the throat. More rarely, in a condition called laryngo malaysia, the softness of the epiglottis, which is the cover of the respiratory tract in the larynx, and the resulting crooked structures in the nasal cartilage due to trauma cause snoring and shortness of sleep in children.