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Sleep-Disordered Breathing

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Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB) is an all-inclusive term for breathing difficulties, ranging from mild snoring all the to severe airway obstruction during sleep. When your child’s breathing is disrupted, his or her body recognizes the disruption much like choking, therefore, slowing the heart rate, raising the blood pressure, arousing the brain, ultimately disrupting sleep. Traditionally, there have been very few answers to treating this issue, but Dr. David Roemisch is now using Healthy Start to treat these issues

Causes of Sleep-Disordered Breathing

Crooked teeth, crowded teeth, or mouth breathing can cause underdevelopment of the mouth and jaw when your child’s nasal and upper airway is constricted. The Healthy Start system works to guide your child’s teeth into their proper position, expanding and fully developing his or her mouth and jaw.

How Can I Tell If My Child Has Sleep-Disordered Breathing?

Does it ever sounds like a freight train is running through your child’s room at night or as they lay asleep in back seat on the way home from a trip? Loud snoring is one very apparent indication that your child may have Sleep-Disordered Breathing. Gasping and snorting sounds while your child sleeps may catch you off guard or even make you momentarily worry. These sounds stem from your child moving from a deeper sleep to a lighter (towards waking up) struggling to breathe.

Common Sleep Disorder Breathing Symptoms Include:

  • ADD/ADHD
  • Bedwetting
  • Chronic Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Mouth Breathing
  • Snoring
  • Swollen Adenoids/Tonsils
  • Frequent Headaches
  • Teeth Grinding
  • Frequently Waking up
  • Excessively Sweating While Asleep
  • Restless Sleep
  • Nightmares
  • Irritability/ Aggressive Behavior
  • Difficulty in School Subjects of Math, Science, and Spelling
  • Arrested Growth
  • Daytime Drowsiness
  • Dark Circles under the eyes