Snoring and mental ability in children
Children who snore or have sleep apnea score worse on memory tests and intelligence than unaffected children.
General intellectual ability appeared to be significantly worse in children who suffered from sleep disordered breathing, when they were tested. The difference in IQ seen with the condition was more than twice that associated with modest childhood lead exposure. Other measures that were significantly worse included scores on memory tests, attention/executive functioning and behavioural control.
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