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Snoring in Children - Symptoms

Snoring in Children - How to prevent?

Snoring in Children - Causes and Risk Factors

Snoring in most people is due to multiple factors, such as:

  • Large tonsils and adenoids
  • Relaxation of muscles, causing the walls of the upper airway to fall together and vibrate
  • Swelling of the tissue in the walls (e.g. from anatomical reasons, infection or injury), causing narrowing of the airway
  • Nasal blockage due to colds, nasal allergy or deformities of the nasal septum (the cartilage partition between the two sides of the nose

Large tonsils and adenoids are the most common cause of snoring and sleep apnoea in infants and children.

Another factor which can influence snoring is obesity.

Snoring in Children - Preparing for surgery

Snoring in Children - Post-surgery care

Snoring in Children - Other Information

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