Childhood Sleep Disordered Breathing
The Critical Need: Understanding Sleep Disordered Breathing
As parents we want to give our children the best opportunities to succeed in life. What if something as simple as breathing could be interfering with your child’s success? Sleep disordered breathing (SDB) is an all–inclusive term for breathing difficulties, ranging from mild snoring to a severe obstruction during sleep (sleep apnea). When your child’s breathing is impeded, their body recognizes the interruption similarly to choking, slowing the heart rate, raising the blood pressure, arousing the brain, and ultimately disrupting sleep. This prevents proper brain function the next day and often leads to other medical complications. This short video demonstrates how sleep disordered breathing happens:
What are the Signs & Symptoms of Sleep Disordered Breathing?
Unfortunately, 9 out of 10 children suffer from one or more symptoms of sleep disordered breathing/sleep apnea. Symptoms like ADHD/ADD, bed-wetting, night terrors, poor school performance, impaired growth, snoring and mouth breathing are just some of the outer signs of SDB. These symptoms do not self-correct. In fact, 93% of children will continue to exhibit these symptoms throughout their life and 30% will worsen with age.
What is the Solution to Childhood Sleep Disordered Breathing?
In the following video, Connor’s mother Valerie was at her wits end hoping for a solution for her son. She found that undiagnosed airway problems and mouth breathing were the culprits behind his development, academic and behavioral issues. Getting her son back happened through treating Connor’s underdeveloped upper and lower jaws. Now there is a way to achieve natural jaw and airway growth through the Vivos oral appliance that kids wear at night. Connor had his tonsils and adenoids removed, but with the Vivos appliance there is NO need for surgery or unnatural medications. Connor’s story is in this video below: