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my 21 month old has been a snorer since he was born, only now it is getting far worse. He is louder than his dad (which is no small feat). we still family bed and/or share a room so this is keeping me up at night. I am getting concerned now that is has become so loud it wakes him up or he stops breathing for a moment. Can a little one have apnea?<br>
Has anyone else had this issue?
 

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Please have your little one checked out. Sleep apnea does happen in little ones, if either one is snoring load enough to wake you up it is time to go to the Dr.
 

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I was using a humidifier all winter and lately it rained a lot here so its been switched off. I don't think I could get saline up his nose. He would not be willing a second time if I did! We have an appt with his MD in May, but, I realized early yesterday that he is cutting teeth again, so it is creating a host of side effects. My mom told me I was the same at this age. that I rocked the house every night at about 2 yrs old.<br>
thanks for the help!
 

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Our 3-year old snores and has for a while now. We have had his tonsils and adnoids looked at (by a GP and also an ETN specialist), and we're told to keep an eye on it for now. But it's not a true apnea situation because he isn't woken up by it.<br><br>
You should get a referal to an ear, throat and nose (ETN) specialist from your GP. An yah, we were told to put saline up his nose, too--doc said it was imperative--but we're in the same boat as you. There is NO WAY! The child can put in his own suppository (absolutely true), but saline solution? Whoa! The other day, I got his favorite daycare worker to do it. Is there someone else your son trusts who could give it a try? Grandparent, aunt, sitter?<br><br>
Do check it out, though, because apnea means he might not be getting good quality sleep and this can lead to other health issues.<br><br>
Good luck!
 

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My DS was a snorer too. He also slept terrible (woke up 10 times a night), was a light sleeper and had sleep apnea. He also breathed through his mouth 24 hours a day for as long as we could remember. His adenoids and tonsils were both enormous. He had them removed when he was 2.5 and hasn't snored since. He also sleeps really soundly now and it is hard to wake him up. I would see an ENT to find out how big they are. DSs were 4+/4. He also was failure to thrive and had severe choking and vomiting issues due to the large tonsils. He was also a very irritable child because he never got a proper nights sleep. Children with severe apnea aren't able to reach the deep stages of sleep which are very important for proper growth and rest.
 
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