Snoring toddlers, difficult adults

Does Honey Boo Boo snore?
A new study was recently published in “Pediatrics” stating that toddlers who snored loudly at least twice a week at the ages of 2 and 3 had more behavioral problems than those who didn’t.
The study concludes that the snoring of toddlers could be connected to behavioral problems such as hyperactivity, inattention, depression, or breathing problems.
Now Honey Boo Boo could be a snorer, but she also drinks ‘go-go’ juice, a combination of Mountain Dew and Red Bull.
I’m no expert, but I think there is a strong connection between that drink and the bizarre behavior she exhibits. Anyway, I digress. Where was I? Oh, right; snoring toddlers!
According to the study in question, the part of the brain that controls moods is not properly rested when children are snoring and prevents the brain from getting the right amount of oxygen. Lower oxygen levels, in turn, can cause irritability.
You may be thinking that this topic has nothing to do with you. If you’re one of those people, I apologize. If you’re not, go ahead, keep reading.
Could you imagine how different your current rooming situation may be if your roommate was one of those toddlers who snored and wasn’t treated?
There’s a running joke among my friends that we have when we are really stressed out. College is like kindergarten, especially when you’re so overwhelmed with everything that’s going on at school.
You’ve got those roommates that never want to share anything, whether it’s crayons or food. There are also those who never clean up after themselves. The moody ones that when they don’t get enough sleep, tend to be violent or cry at the slightest upsetting event can be a bear to work with in group projects. There’s also lots of coloring and watching of movies that a kindergartner would be able to watch alongside you; not to mention good ol’ nap time.
It may be a logical leap to say that if we regress to the behavior of most toddlers or young children, then we also regress in our sleeping habits. After all, the connection between the lack of oxygen to the brain and mood levels makes perfect sense. I’d venture to say that the study shows not only that toddlers are more likely to have behavioral problems when they consistently snore, but also a well known fact: If you’re not sleeping well, you tend to be grumpier.
Here’s my message to you: Stop trying to pull all of these all nighters; energy drinks only work for so long. If you’re tired and grumpy, take a nap. You’re friends may even thank you for your improved mood. Plus, to quote How I Met Your Mother, “nothing good happens after 2 a.m.”

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