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Does your child's tonsils affect his sleep?

My son has large tonsils and I can hear him breathing loud at night. We are going to an ENT specialist soon but I was wondering if anyone else's child had been through this. He is 6.

 
Autumn07

Asked by Autumn07 at 5:05 PM on Jun. 27, 2011 in Kids' Health

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  • Its probably his adenoids, not tonsils and yes. My daughter ended up having 2 surgeries at your son's age. It generally requires one but the adenoids grew back which is almost impossible! Message me for questions if u like.
    emmyandlisa

    Answer by emmyandlisa at 5:11 PM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • Yep two did. One had sleep Apnea. They took out his tonsils, no problems since. It can be a serious thing they can stop breathing at night if it is severe enough.
    gemgem

    Answer by gemgem at 5:24 PM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • Yes. My son's tonsils were so big that he would stop breathing at night. Once his tonsils were removed he was fine. He has his out at 4 years old. He has his tonsils and adenoids out at the same time.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:10 PM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • My 3rd DD had sleep apnea from her tonsils (NOT her adenoids) being so big. We had them all (tonsils & adenoids) taken out and she's not had an apnea episode since. Did it days before her 4th birthday and she's 6 now.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:12 PM on Jun. 27, 2011

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