Saline nasal spray as good as steroids for snoring in kids: Aussie study

A significant subset of children with sleep problems could be successfully managed by GPs, say the researchers

Intranasal corticosteroids are no more effective than saline nasal spray in reducing snoring and breathing difficulties during sleep in children, Australian doctors report. 

The team from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in Melbourne found that about 40% of kids with obstructive sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) had their symptoms resolve within six weeks regardless of treatment option.