What is Sleep Disordered Breathing?

This video shows the human side of a child living with sleep disordered breathing (SDB).  A comprehensive study conducted in the United Kingdom evaluated and followed more than 11,000 children for over six years.  Children whose SDB symptoms peaked early, at six or 18 months, were 40% and 50% more likely, respectively, to have behavioral problems at seven years of age compared with children who had normal breathing.–RHDMAG.COM October 2017

Some of the physical signs and symptoms of pediatric SDB include:

  • Abnormal breathing during sleep
  • Bruxism
  • Frequent awakenings or restlessness
  • Frequent nightmares
  • Enuresis (bed wetting)
  • Difficulty awakening
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Daytime mouth breathing
  • Growth impairment

If you suspect your child may have SDB contact your physician and dentist for an evaluation.