UNDATED (CBS) -- Children who snore or who have other sleep-related breathing problem are more likely to have behavioral problems years later. That's according to a new study released.
A new study in the journal Pediatrics finds children with SDB are significantly more likely to develop behavioral problems by the time they are seven.
Results show by 4 years old, children with sleep-disordered breathing were 20 to 60 percent more likely to exhibit behavorial difficulties. An estimated 10 percent of children snore and about 4 percent have sleep apnea. It's often because of enlarged tonsils or adenoids.
For children who don't get enough sleep they do poorer in school, which could translate into poorer self-esteem or poorer control of their behaviors.