Snoring and Grades

Snoring and Grades

Snoring and Grades

Did you just get your child’s report card?  Were his grades lower than you’d like?  Does your child snore?  If so, one of the best things you can do to help him succeed in school or thrive in preschool might be to address the snoring!

A study of over 1000 elementary students in Germany has found that kids who snore are 3 to 4 times more likely than their peers to get poor grades. Other researchers have documented both poorer learning and poorer behavior in snorers. The problem seems to be caused by the poor quality sleep, not directly by the faster pulse or the lower level of oxygen in the blood during snoring.

Any child who snores deserves to be evaluated by a physician to check for sleep apnea, a problem associated with snoring. Sleep apnea can cause poor sleep and other health  problems.

Dr. Alan Greene

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Dr. Greene is the founder of DrGreene.com (cited by the AMA as “the pioneer physician Web site”), a practicing pediatrician, father of four, & author of Raising Baby Green & Feeding Baby Green. He appears frequently in the media including such venues as the The New York Times, the TODAY Show, Good Morning America, & the Dr. Oz Show.

 

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