Children can have sleep-breathing disorders. Signs of a sleep-breathing disorder in children include bags under their eyes, thrashing around in the middle of the night, wetting their bed, grinding their teeth, and/or snoring.
Children should not snore. According to the Pediatric Society in the United States, children who snore should have their sleep monitored, or at least have this looked at, by a professional.
Headaches, fatigue, snoring, grinding of teeth, severe orthodontic issues – all of these are related to breathing.
If children have any of these signs or symptoms, or misbehave during the day, have their sleep investigated. Their sleep may be the cause of these problems. Mouth breathing can contribute to sleep problems and orthodontic problems.
Click on child obstructive sleep apnea for more information about this condition.