Children's sleep and adenotonsillectomy: Realistic expectati
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Studies show that children with sleep-disordered breathing are likely to show aggressive and hyperactive behaviors during the day. Adenotonsillectomy not only fix the snore but also the behavior. Yet according to new research while the surgery can cure a child's snoring it doesn't change their behavior, despite common misconceptions by parents and doctors alike.

Researchers examined children's behavior at six months, two, and four years after an adenotonsillectomy for clinically diagnosed sleep-disordered breathing disorder (SDB).

Comparing them to a control group of non-snoring children, the study showed improvements to children's sleep and quality of life, but not behavior.

"Our research shows that a child's quality of life improves following an adenotonsillectomy, which is clearly linked to a more solid, less interrupted sleep. But when it comes to behavioral difficulties, we did not see any significant changes", says the author.

Sleep Medicine
Source: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sleep.2021.02.057
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