Follow-up of primary snoring in children

J Pediatr. 2001 Feb;138(2):291-3. doi: 10.1067/mpd.2001.110122.


We reevaluated 13 children with primary snoring 3 years after their original polysomnograms were performed and compared them with healthy control subjects. As a group, the patients' snoring and polysomnographic findings did not change. There was no difference in any sleep-disordered breathing of the patients and control subjects. Only the youngest individual in the study developed frank obstructive sleep apnea. Children with primary snoring are not likely to develop polysomnography-confirmed obstructive sleep apnea, and it is safe to defer treatment.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Polysomnography
  • Sleep Apnea Syndromes / etiology
  • Snoring / complications
  • Snoring / physiopathology*