Sleep is extremely important for children and it plays a vital role in repairing, restoring their mental and physical health development.
Woefully, many children don’t get a good quality of sleep and many left unnoticed.
On recent days, many children are affected with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) which is impacting the wellbeing of a children.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a sleep disorder in which your child’s breathing is partially or completely paused for few seconds/minutes during sleep.
This can happen even as multiple episodes during 1 sleep cycle.
The root cause would be narrow upper airway or blockage.
Children with un-diagnosed OSA are frequently mis-diagnosed as ADHD and they have been prescribed unnecessary medications.
Sleep quality will be compromised which will damage the age-appropriate growth of physical and mental health of the child.
Oxygen delivery to the child’s brain may get compromised.Common symptoms :
Complete history to rule out the root cause plays a major role for treatment protocol.
Weakness within your tongue, mouth and upper throat leads to snoring habit during night. In most cases, facial muscle weakness plays a critical role in worsening obstructive sleep apnea.
This can be corrected holistically with strengthening exercises for your facial muscles with Myofunctional therapy.