A common misconception is that Sleep Disordered Breathing can only occur in adults. However, children are at risk as well. It’s important to take early intervention methods to ensure proper development of your child’s oral anatomy.

Signs and Symptoms

Signs and Symptoms of SDB may include:

  • Snoring
  • Non-infected swollen tonsils and adenoids
  • Frequent ear and upper respiratory infections
  • Daytime fatigue (Presents as hyperactivity in some children)
  • ADHD/ ADD behavior and or diagnosis
  • Behavior and socialization issues
  • Nasal obstruction/resistance (congestion) and Rhinitis
  • Headaches
  • Learning and Cognitive issues/Decreased IQ
  • Poor memory and ability to focus
  • Digestive issues
  • Frequent nighttime awakenings/ Night Terrors/restless sleep
  • Bed Wetting
  • Drooling Day or Night (sign of mouth breathing)
  • Blood pressure and cardiac issues
  • Sleep walking
  • Night sweating
  • Gasping or loud breathing
  • Mouth breathing
  • Teeth grinding or clenching
  • Mouth breathing/Open Mouth Posture

To learn more about Sleep Disordered Breathing in Children or to schedule an appointment for your child, please don’t hesitate to call us today at (905) 471-2967.