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Are Your Kids Going To Inherit Your Snoring Condition?

Jan 30, 2008
If you're dealing with a snoring problem you might be wondering if your kids are likely to inherit it. Unfortunately, the answer to that is yes. Research shows that children with a parent that snores are 3 times more likely to snore themselves than children whose parents don't snore.

Snoring may be a sign of another problem known as Obstructive Sleep Apnea, or OSA. OSA can cause your breathing to stop during sleep because the air passages are being blocked.

While snoring is a signal of breathing difficulties, at least it's still breathing! OSA can cause a person to stop breathing for 10 seconds or more, which usually leads to them waking up gasping and choking.

This isn't only a problem in the night either. OSA often leaves its victims with sore throats and headaches when they wake up in the morning. Lack of sleep due to OSA can lead to lack of concentration, bad behavior and general irritability.

If it goes untreated, OSA can lead to high blood pressure, an increased chance of heart attack or stroke, and lowered oxygen levels in the blood.

In one recent study, Cincinnati Childrens Hospital medical center studied 681 children. The research determined that African-American children were roughly three times more likely to develop a snoring problem than any other ethnicity.

Plus, it was found that children who test positive for Atopy (an indicator of allergies and asthma) were twice as likely to snore as those who tested negative.

This study helped the doctors to determine which children were more at risk of a snoring condition and other sleep disorders, giving them the chance to work closely with the parents to minimize the long-term effects.
About the Author
Have you been searching for the best snoring remedies but haven't been able to stop your snoring? Visit the Snoring Solutions website at http://www.snoringsolutions.org for lots of helpful advice and for a free copy of my report "Secrets To A Good Night's Sleep"
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