The child snores in a dream: advice from Komarovsky
Snoring at night can accompany not only adults and elderly people, but also small children. Every mother should be alert when she hears that the child snores in a dream. Before visiting a doctor, you should follow the child: for his well-being during the day and for breathing during sleep. If the situation is repeated systematically, only the specialist to whom you describe your observations will be able to identify the reasons. The sooner the causes of snoring are eliminated, the faster your child will get rid of restless sleep.
Snoring at the baby
Statistics show that only 5% of children snore during sleep. This is due to the fact that the enlarged lymphatic tissues, located in the area of the air flow from the nasal passages, prevent the penetration of air. In this case, the child due to lack of free nasal breathing is forced to open his mouth. But even in this case, vibrating, the soft tissues of the pharynx cause a snoring sound. When a child snores in a dream, breathing may stop, which is dangerous for his health. The lack of oxygen in the brain causes hypoxia, while the physical and mental development of the child is inhibited. The reasons for the appearance of snoring due to the increase in lymphatic tissue can be several, we will consider them in more detail.
Causes of a baby snoring in sleep
A children's doctor of the highest category and candidate of medical sciences Evgeny Olegovich Komarovsky gives several reasons why a child snores in a dream.
The main one is adenoiditis, more precisely, an increase in the adenoid tissue located in the nasopharynx. Snoring can be called a consequence of this disease, but the cause of adenoid proliferation is hidden in the frequent attack on the child's organism of viral infections. Not having time to recover from a previous illness, the body becomes ill with a new viral infection. This condition leads to chronic diseases in the nasopharynx.
Those parents who have a baby snoring in their sleep, Komarovsky advises first of all to create comfortable conditions in the room where the child sleeps. Because one of the reasons for the appearance of snoring, the doctor considers a plentiful accumulation of dry mucus in the nasopharynx, which, in turn, causes dry and excessively warm air in the children's room. For a quiet and strong sleep, the child needs cool air (not more than 18 degrees Celsius) with a humidity of at least 50%. Also Dr. Komarovsky does not exclude allergic reactions that cause swelling of the nasopharynx. Therefore, there should be no dust and mold in the room.
It happens that the child snores in a dream from excess weight due to overfeeding.
Also snoring can cause and anatomical features of the organism of your child: for example, congenital curvature of the septum, small lower jaw, soft palpating sky or narrow nasal passages. These causes are removed by surgery.
What symptoms accompany child's snoring?
Children's snoring is easy to recognize, the main thing is to listen at night to how your baby is breathing. When a child snores in a dream, symptoms such as an open mouth, an upturned head, sniffing, lack of sleep, pallor, intermittent breathing, restless sleep appear.
The dream has a deep and fast phase, which must alternately change one another. Because of snoring, this does not happen, the baby does not get enough sleep, and this has a very bad effect on health.
Negative effects of nocturnal snoring in children
If your child snores in a dream, Komarovsky refers to several signs of adenoids, such as shortness of breath, stopping breathing, inflammation in the ears and sinusitis, a modified face. For snoring child should be watched not only at night, but also during the day.
Children snoring in the daytime behave aggressively and irritably. They are sleepy, inattentive in their studies, apathetic and depressed. This condition, lasting for months, affects negatively the development of the child, as the proper production of hormones is disturbed.
Fatigue and a decrease in activity due to poor sleep causes a slowdown in the work of glands that help to process food, in connection with which the body accumulates excess weight.
Snoring accompanying colds, after treatment should pass. If a child snores heavily in sleep for no apparent reason, then such snoring eventually affects vital organs. In this case, parents need to see a doctor as soon as possible.
How to ease a child's breathing in a dream
The child snores in a dream, what to do to parents, how to help the child?
If a child's snoring causes colds, accompanied by nasal congestion, there are several ways that will facilitate breathing in a dream.
- It is necessary to wash the nose of the child with saline solution, which can be bought at the pharmacy or made by yourself. To do this, take the salt and spoon one teaspoon in a glass of warm water. Then drip a few drops of the solution into each nostril.
- After washing, use drops, narrowing vessels, and anti-inflammatory medications.
- You can change the pillow for a more comfortable or orthopedic product. It is not necessary to give the child a high pillow designed for adults.
- Try to shift the child from the back to the barrel.
- Be sure to ventilate the room and place in the room air freshener.
We warn children's snoring
In order to avoid snoring in the future, it is necessary to follow preventive measures. The most important is to strengthen immunity. To do this, you need to give your child vitamins. Very good preventive procedure - hardening. Walk with the child on the street every day and in any weather. Teach your child how to wash your hands before meals and after a walk. It is important to dress the child correctly, so that it does not overheat, but it does not freeze. In the cold season, shoes should be warm and not damp, a hat must always be worn on the head. It is also useful to pour your feet before going to bed alternately with cool and warm water every day lowering the water temperature by one degree. To strengthen the immune system, exercise and proper nutrition are important. Observing simple methods, you will avoid frequent colds, and accordingly, and night snoring of the child.