Sleep Apnea and
Allergies – Children that Snore often have Parents that Snore
Children are at a
three times higher risk for snoring if one of their parents snores.
Researchers from the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center also
found that children that test positive for allergies are two times more
often snore while sleeping. The study was first published in the April
issue of the journal called CHEST.
"We found that
snoring was associated with presence of allergic sensitization (a
condition called atopy)," according to Maninder Kalra, M.D., a physician
and researcher in pulmonary medicine at Cincinnati Children's and who is
also a corresponding author of this study.
The researchers in
this study looked at 681 children that were an average age of 12 months
old. Researchers found that if one of the parents snored more than
three times per week, the children also had three times more of a chance
of snoring themselves. If the parents did not snore that much the
children had less occurrence of snoring themselves.