Study links snoring to anxiety in young kids

April 3, 2009 1:38:22 PM PDT
A new study links snoring to depression and anxiety symptoms in preschoolers. The research shows preschool-aged children who snore show the symptoms more often than children who don't snore.

The authors conclude that snoring is a possible risk factor for attention and mood problems -- as well as cognitive impairment in children. They say parents should make pediatricians aware if their preschoolers snore.

The study is published in the April issue of the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.