Sleep Disorders and Child Behavior Problems

Breathing disorders during sleep your baby can vary, ranging from snoring to sleep can occur momentarily stop breathing due to obstruction of the airway, which is known as obstructive apnea.

This disorder of the results showed was associated with increased behavior problems with children. Several previous studies have also shown the existence of behavioral disorders in children with respiratory disorders during sleep.

To ensure this, the researchers from Ohio, United States, conducted a survey involving as many as 829 children aged between 8 to 11 years. Breathing disorders during sleep in children is known from snoring children sleep habits or recording of the aircraft monitors mounted throughout the night to see the presence of apnea during sleep.

The results obtained, 5% of the children were categorized in apnea during sleep, 15% of children had snoring without apnea, and the remaining 80 did not have any sleep disorders.

Children who experience breathing disturbances during sleep, were significantly more likely to have behavioral disorders such as hyperactivity, aggressive behavior, emotional instability and difficulty in socializing.

But this study is not to suggest that impaired breathing during sleep cause behavioral disturbances. Expected to undertake the treatment of breathing disorders during sleep, can improve the existing behavioral problems in children. Research is being done to it this time.