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HealthyStart® can help treat Sleep Disordered Breathing

Sleep Disordered Breathing - What Is it?

Sleep Disordered Breathing not only refers to breathing difficulties during sleep, but it is also a root cause for many other symptoms that children frequently exhibit. These symptoms are often left untreated or misdiagnosed.

These sleeping issues stem from airway disruption during sleep. As a child’s breathing is restricted, their body reacts as though the child is choking, resulting in lower oxygen levels, higher heart rate and higher blood pressure.

Improper positioning of teeth can also cause SDB symptoms, as close baby teeth can often signify that a child’s dental arches are too narrow. Adult teeth are bigger and wider than baby teeth, and if there isn’t enough room for the adult teeth to grow in, the teeth begin to crowd together or protrude. Dental arches that are too narrow lead to unhealthy airway development, as the lack of room hinders facial growth and compromises the airway.

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What Are the Signs and Symptoms of SDB?

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While symptoms can vary from one child to another, the most common signs associated with SDB include:

  • Loud snoring
  • Dark circles under the eyes
  • Bed-wetting
  • Nightmares or night terrors
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Behavioral and social challenges
  • Difficulty resting at night
  • Ceased breathing while asleep
  • Breathing through the mouth and not the nose
  • Crowded teeth
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