What is Sleep Disordered Breathing?Sleep Disordered Breathing – commonly shortened as SDP – is a broad term for a range of negative sleep patterns in young children. Most often, the reason for this is an enlarged adenoid (tissue in the throat that usually goes away by age five or six) or enlarged tonsils in the throat. In Sleep Disordered Breathing, these larger-than-normal parts of the lymphatic system can disrupt the young body’s normal sleep process. Along with that, children with crossbites or convex facial profiles may also be more prone to Sleep Disordered Breathing disorders. So how can you tell if your child may be suffering from Sleep Disordered Breathing? If your child is experiencing any of these symptoms, they may be suffering from Sleep Disordered Breathing. Look for:
- Mouth breathing (or a mouth breathing sleep disorder), especially during sleep
- Grinding teeth
- Restless sleep
- Chronic allergies
- Swollen tonsils or adenoids
- Sleepiness or lethargy during the day
What You Can Do for Your Child: The HealthyStart SystemThe HealthyStart System may help your child combat the problems associated with Sleep Disordered Breathing. A comfortable, easy-to-insert orthodontic/orthopedic appliance, the HealthyStart system is safe, pain-free, non-invasive, and effective. The HealthyStart system is not just a Band-Aid for the problem; it’s a permanent solution to Sleep Disordered Breathing. FDA-cleared and BPA and silicone/latex-free, the HealthyStart system evaluates and treats the underlying root cause of Sleep Disordered Breathing. It provides an open airway to the throat of the child – leading to better breathing, better sleep, and a healthier child.
Image via HealthyStartAnother element to the HealthyStart system? The unique construction of the appliance helps with teeth straightening in children – no braces required. It’s one way to help produce a mouth full of healthy teeth along with combatting the issues that come along with Sleep Disordered Breathing.