Wednesday 27 November 2013

Kids' Abnormal Breathing During Sleep

Breathing difficulties in children during sleep is generally termed as sleep-disordered breathing. As a result, the child may experience different issues of sleep disorders such as snoring, obstructive sleep apnea etc. Such disorders disturb the child's sleep and may also interrupt breathing.

The main and significant symptom of sleep-disordered breathing is loud snoring. If your child snores very loud, she/he might be suffering from sleep-disordered breathing issues. Other common symptoms may include:

  • Breath in sharply
  • Mouth breathing
  • Grunt
  • Thrashing in bed and
  • Bed wetting etc.
If your child shows any of these symptoms, she/he might be having sleep-disordered breathing. Most of the children might be having the issue of sleep-disordered breathing. But, all of them might not be risky or complicated. It can be treated well with proper medication and care.

Sleep disorders are not to be taken as a silly issue. Because, it may affect the overall health of your child even heart disorders. It may also result in other consequences such as:

  • Social
  • Behaviour and learning
  • Enuresis
  • Growth
  • Obesity and
  • Neuromuscular issues

Before proceeding to treatment, you should try to find what caused your child to have sleep-disordered breathing. In order to prevent further consequences, it is important to get early diagnosis and treatment. Number of treatments are available now and treatments are given aiming at the mechanisms underlying the disorder. Early detection and treatment of these kinds of disorders will definitely help the child to lead a better life. 

There are different treatment methods as

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP):- CPAP machine is effective in some patients. But it is not confort to use as well as makes dry mouth.

Surgery:- But Surgery is not a common treatment for snoring and sleep apnea.

Oral Appliance Therapy:- Such customized sleep appliances have been proven to be safe for treating this problem.

Types of dental sleep appliances:- Adjustable appliance & non-adjustable appliance

Best Oral Appliances:- The OASYS Oral/Nasal Airway System™ is the first dental device for snoring and sleep apnea.

DNA Appliance:- These are the latest and most effective options while treating snoring and other sleeping disorders.

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