Toddlers' snoring linked to behavioural problems

Canadian and US researchers found in a birth cohort of children followed to the age of three that 35% of persistent snorers were at risk of disorders including hyperactivity, inattention and depression compared to 12% of transient snorers and 10% of non-snorers.

“Our findings… highlight the importance of routine screening for snoring,” the authors wrote.

“It is important to ask specifically about snoring, because parents’ responses to more general sleep questions may not reflect this hallmark symptom of sleep-disordered