Sleep Breathing Screening

Sleep Breathing Screening for AdultsIf we diagnose and correct airway problems early in growing individuals, we can help change their growth trajectory – helping prevent adult sleep apnea, preventing the need for jaw surgery later in life, and creating an environment for the normal growth and development of your child.

An estimated 9 out of 10 children exhibit one or more outward symptoms of Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB).

Frequently Associated Symptoms of Sleep Disordered Breathing:

  • Irritability & Agressive Behavior
  • Swollen Tonsils & Adenoids
  • Daytime Drowsiness
  • Restless Sleep
  • Bedwetting
  • ADD / ADHD
  • Difficulty in School, Low Grades in School
  • Chronic Allergies
  • Night Terrors /Nightmares
  • Dark Circles Under the Eyes
  • Frequent Morning Headaches
  • Snoring
  • Mouth Breathing
  • Teeth Grinding (= Bruxism)
  • Crowded Teeth, Underdeveloped jaws
  • Delayed Growth
  • Arrested Growth & Development
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Excessively Dry/Chapped Lips

Signs to look for that may cause airway issues and sleep disordered breathing:

  • Tongue-Tie
  • Underdeveloped jaws
  • Obstructed Airway

Obstructed Airway ( Nasal or Oral obstruction)

Mouth Breathing in ChildrenWhen the airflow is obstructed nasally, the individual is forced to breathe through their mouth.

Signs of obstructed airway:

  • Have you heard your child snore?
  • Have you heard your child stop breathing?
  • Have you heard your child grind his or her teeth?
  • Does your child toss and turn through the night?
  • Is there a history of bed wetting?
  • Do you observe daytime sleepiness?
  • Do you observe hyperactivity and/or an inability to pay attention to tasks?