More About Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Sleep Disordered Breathing affects children and adults. In fact, adult sleep apnea has its beginnings in childhood with mouth breathing, malformed jaw formation and airway constrictions.
Signs and symptoms in children include: mouth breathing, hyperactivity (ADD/ADHD), bedwetting, chronic allergies/infections, headaches, school problems and crooked teeth.
Signs and symptoms in adults include: snoring, daytime tiredness and cognitive decline. Health consequences in adults include high blood pressure, strokes, heart attacks, weight gain, and traffic accidents.
Obstructive Sleep Apena Causes
Do you or your spouse snore? Do you hate your CPAP? Sleep apnea is a serious problem. It causes many health problems like fatigue, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes and weight gain. If you hate your CPAP, or prefer otherwise, oral appliances are a welcome alternative that can literally save your life and give you a good night’s sleep.
Childhood sleep problems are linked with crowded teeth, mal-positioned jaws, and behavioral challenges that looks like ADD/ADHD. Symptoms such as mouth breathing, crowded teeth, bedwetting, snoring and tongue thrust can point to serious underlying health issues and the welcome need for treatment for struggling children.
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