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How common is sleep-disordered breathing in children?

A recent study found sleep-disordered breathing in children as young as six months. Observing children ages 6 months to 6.75 years, the study found:
  • Chronic sleep apnea among 1-2% of children at all age levels
  • "Habitual" snoring among as many as 21% of children
  • An increase in the frequency of snoring in children between the ages of 1.5 and 2.5 years
  • Mouth breathing in 25% of children by the age of 6

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