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Background: Snoring is a common factor of sleep disturbances in children, and may influence their growth. This study aimed to assess the relationship between snoring with height and weight growth in 2-12-year-old children of Qom.
Materials and Methods: In this case-control study, 100 children with snoring (65 boys, 35 girls) and 100 normal children (40 boys, 60 girls) were selected and analyzed. Data were collected from parents of children by filling out Berlin questionnaire and percentile of Height and Weight. The data were analyzed in SPSS version 18 and P value below than 0.05 was considered significant.
Results: The mean (SD) age, weight and height of studied children were 6.81 (±2.93) years, 25.39 (±11.56) kilograms and 116.11 (±20.01) 35% centimeters, respectively. There was significant correlation between weight percentile and snoring in children above 7 years old (p=0.024). Also there was a significant correlation between severity of snoring and weight (p=0.047). There was no significant difference between snoring and height in case and control children.
Conclusion: This study shows the relationship between sleep disturbances, especially snoring, and growth disorders. Informing of parents and physician about this issue may help early diagnosis and treatment of sleep disturbances in children.