Restless sleep can be caused by Sleep Apnea
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) or sleep apnea is an all-inclusive term for breathing difficulties, ranging from mild snoring to severe airway obstruction during sleep.
When your child’s breathing is disrupted, his or her body recognizes the disruption much like choking, therefore, increasing the heart rate, raising the blood pressure, arousing the brain, ultimately disrupting sleep. The central issue of Sleep Disordered Breathing is a compromised airway. If a child’s airway is narrow, underdeveloped or constricted in any way, the child will struggle to receive enough oxygen at night and may resort to mouth breathing which compounds this issue.
Traditionally, dentistry has had very few answers for treating this issue. Sleep apnea in children is a much more critical and common problem than what has previously been thought and can manifest itself in a variety of symptoms that can be easily overlooked, misdiagnosed and most unfortunately left untreated as they’re thought to be “normal” conditions of childhood.
Does your child’s breathing sound overly noisy at night? Loud snoring is one very apparent indication that your child may have Sleep Apnea.
Gasping and snorting sounds, grinding teeth at night, and other unusual activity while your child sleeps may catch you off guard or even make you momentarily worried. These sounds stem from your child moving from a deeper sleep to a lighter (towards waking up) sleep, struggling to breathe.
These are indications that they are having trouble breathing, and may have Sleep Apnea.
It is estimated that 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, with 80 percent of the cases of moderate and severe obstructive sleep apnea undiagnosed affecting people of all ages with devastating effects! At all ages of life, sleep is a vital process that rejuvenates, refreshes and provides energy to each new day of living.
Mouth breathing is not the same as nasal breathing and is a bodily compensation of airway insufficiency, often leading to a further compromise of the airway. This can lead to further issues with a child, such as, preventing the proper functioning of the tongue and other orofacial muscles that children need to speak, swallow, chew and function properly. Also, it can cause the delicate tissues of the tonsils and adenoids to swell and become enlarged further compounding the problem.
When you are breathing normally, you are breathing quietly, effortlessly and silently through your nose. Normal breathing allows your body to receive adequate oxygen both during waking hours but it also assists you getting quality, restorative sleep so that you awake refreshed.
Mouth breathing may be caused by Sleep Apnea
When your child has a normal breathing pattern, they have a deep, restorative sleep and awake refreshed and ready to take on each new day. Normal breathing is vital for living a vibrant, happy life.
Snoring and Sleep Apnea are not normal breathing patterns and are not healthy for them. Unfortunately, so many children around the world simply can’t breathe normally – especially at night.
A normal, healthy sleeping pattern can make all the difference, not just to your child, but to you. They simply must get a restful night’s sleep. It helps to prevent the jaws from developing incorrectly and causing or exacerbating OSA in adult life.
The Vivos® System involves a thorough and complete set of tests and examinations, followed by a review from a Board Certified Sleep Apnea Physician.
When your child is breathing normally, they are breathing quietly, effortlessly and silently through their nose. Normal breathing allows their body to receive adequate oxygen both during waking hours and also quality, restorative sleep so that they awake refreshed.
Snoring and sleep apnea are not normal breathing patterns. This is especially important when treating children, as it helps to prevent the jaws from developing incorrectly and causing or exacerbating OSA in adult life.
The Vivos® System will work to correct the underlying problems causing narrow and constricted airways so that their jaws can expand to the proper position.
This combination of mandibular advancement and correcting the problem of underdeveloped upper and lower jaws will allow them to get the rest they need.
VIVOS is safe and natural for most children
Vivos® is a revolutionary new treatment for sleep apnea that utilizes a proprietary combination of oral appliances. It uses patented technology to restore and reopen the airways to allow your child to breathe easier at night once again.
VIVOS has been shown to reduce or even eliminate symptoms of OSA
The Vivos® System is safe, all natural, non-surgical and non-pharmaceutical
No need for a lifetime of treatment
Most patients report the treatment is comfortable
The Vivos® System may be covered by health insurance and is affordable
The Vivos® System may improve aesthetics as the upper and lower jaw develops
Lead by Dr. Paul, Breathe Well Sleep Well features a dedicated and caring staff with over 38 years of dental experience.
Dr. Tara Griffin, DDS
Breathe Well Sleep Well offers a compete plan to help get your and your family sleeping better and breathing better, naturally.
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