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stertor

 [ster´tor]
snoring. adj., adj ster´torous.

ster·tor

(ster'tōr),
A noisy inspiration occurring in coma or deep sleep, sometimes due to obstruction of the larynx or upper airways.
[L. sterto, to snore]

stertor

/ster·tor/ (ster´tor) snore (1).ster´torous

stertor

(stûr′tər)
n.
A heavy snoring sound in respiration.

ster′to·rous adj.
ster′to·rous·ly adv.

ster·tor

(stĕr'tōr)
A noisy inspiration occurring in coma or deep sleep, sometimes due to obstruction of the larynx or upper airways.
[L. sterto, to snore]

stertor

snoring; sonorous respiration, usually due to partial obstruction of the upper airway. May be possible by careful auscultation to determine the site of the stertor, e.g. laryngeal stenosis, pharyngeal obstruction, nasal obstruction.

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Q. In what way snoring is related to ADHD? My 5 year old son snores at night. He has disturbed sleep too and as a result the very next morning he remains sleepy for the day. This makes him tired and he is showing the signs of denial to go to school and make excuses. I have taken him to the doctor for the snoring problem. After some rounds of check up and some tests and with the help of a psychologist he was confirmed for ADHD. In what way snoring is related to ADHD?

A. Sleep apnea (while asleep the person stop breathing occasionally) in children has been linked to growth problems, ADHD, poor school performance, learning difficulties, bedwetting, and high blood pressure. it is a serious matter, if you did a sleep study - it probably shown up if he has it. not all children that snores have sleep apnea.

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