Children who are chronic snorers are considered to be at least 33% at risk of a behavioral disorder one way that snoring affects behavior is that it generally causes poor sleep quality, which could make kids tired and more irritable.
Tonsils and adenoids are important players in the immune system. They sample bacteria and viruses that enter the body through the mouth or nose, but sometimes they become infected. For some people, infected tonsils and adenoids may become significantly enlarged leading to airway obstruction and/or breathing, swallowing, sleep problems, or repeated bacterial infections.
- Breathing through the mouth instead of the nose most of the time
- Nose sounds blocked when the person speaks
- Chronic runny nose
- Noisy breathing during the day
- Recurrent ear infections
- Snoring at night
- Restlessness during sleep, pauses in breathing for a few seconds at night (may indicate sleep apnea).