Smoking, Snoring and ADHD?

To snore is fairly common among school-age children, but snoring is more than twice as common among children with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to information presented at the May 2001 meeting of the American Thoracic Society.

Smoking, Snoring and ADHD?

This suggests a connection. Snoring can lead to decreased sleep quality, which can produce all of the symptoms of ADHD. When the snore is treated, the ADHD often becomes much better or completely disappears, decreasing or eliminating the need for medicines.

Exposure to passive tobacco smoke may indirectly lead to ADHD symptoms, because kids who are exposed to second-hand smoke have over a 100% – 300% increased chance of developing a snore.

Dr. Alan Greene

Dr. Greene is a practicing physician, author, national and international TEDx speaker, and global health advocate. He is a graduate of Princeton University and University of California San Francisco.

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