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The American Academy of Pediatrics has declared:

All Children Should be Screened for Snoring 

Why? Because:

  1. Snoring in children is always abnormal.
  2. Severe childhood snoring can be associated with lifelong problems:
  3. Snoring-associated problems respond well to treatment if identified early.
Unfortunately, it's not happening

The health care system has lagged in addressing snoring.

  • Just one quarter of pediatricians routinely screen toddlers and pre-schoolers for snoring.
  • Only 15% of pediatricians regularly inquire about snoring in adolescents during well-child examinations.
Pediatricians are waiting for parents

The most common reason pediatricians give for not screening children for sleep problems is that they believe parents will themselves raise the topic if there is a problem, without being asked.

Parents must, therefore, take the lead. The AcuSleep test is the best available way to assess sleep without a prescription.

ABC News - June 4, 2001 A Snorer's Disadvantage:
Early Childhood Snoring Has Irreversible Effect

"Snoring during early childhood may hamper school performance and cognitive abilities for a lifetime."

CNN - April 1, 2001 Children's snoring may indicate a serious problem.

Science News - Sept. 13, 2003 Grades slipping? Check for snoring

Reuters - July 12, 2004 Kids who snore may have learning problems

WebMD - August 11, 2003 Children Who Snore May Have Asthma

"Snoring among Preschoolers Linked to Asthma, Nighttime Cough"

Australasian Science - Jan./Feb. 2003 Snoring Children Have Lowest Intelligence Level

New York Daily News - August 21, 2003 Waking up to the dangers of snoring in kids

CBS News - March 3, 2002 Study Links Snoring, Attention Disorders

"Children who snore face nearly double the risk of being inattentive and hyperactive."

CNN - March 3, 2003 Is your child hyperactive or just tired?

Johns Hopkins Health News Feed - May 16, 2002 Sawing wood: childhood snoring could be a marker for destructive sleep apnea

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