The U.S. National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences explains that laryngomalacia is an abnormality that usually presents at birth or during the first two weeks after birth. Babies with laryngomalacia are born with a larynx that collapses when they inhale. The result is noisy breathing (called stridor) that may be worse when the baby cries or sleeps on his or her back. This sound may resemble snoring.
Most cases (90%) usually resolve on their own by 20 months of age. Although the cause of laryngomalacia is unknown, it is important to seek medical attention if you suspect your newborn baby may have this condition.
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It is good to snore
Because snoring and apneas in children are associated with cardiovascular diseases, arrhythmias, arterial hypertension, pulmonary hypertension or cor pulmonale, hypersweating, enuresis (uncontrolled urine leakage) and growth retardation, among other diseases, as well as being related to behavioral and learning problems.
And if it is an isolated snoring, sporadic or linked to allergic rhinitis or a cold, his recommendation is to check that after a few days it disappears, without resorting to home remedies, drugs or postural treatments “which are not effective” to prevent child snoring.
Causes of snoring in women
To confirm the diagnosis, a polysomnography is performed. This technique is performed during one night in which brain activity, respiratory flows and oxygen levels are recorded while the patient sleeps. It can be done in the hospital or at the patient’s home. The records will confirm the presence or not of apneas and their duration.
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How to sleep so as not to snore
Curta noted that researchers are still unsure why snoring might remodel women’s hearts faster than men’s. More research needs to be done to understand that process, he said.
The study was presented Thursday at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago. Research presented at meetings generally has not been peer-reviewed or published, and the results are considered preliminary.
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