Sleep Disorder Breathing (SDB) is when the airway is compromised, oxygen is decreased along with blood supply and spinal fluid, hormones are altered. Sleep is disrupted, impairing growth, development, and behavior. Who is at risk for this? Any age, gender, height, weight who snores or stops breathing at night! SDB is a broad term that covers obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) to mild apnea. Children are at the highest risk for long term health issues since they are in their development years. Prevention and identifying early is critical!
How do you identify SDB? Signs and Symptoms:
Abnormal breathing during sleep
Frequent awakening or restlessness
Excessive daytime sleepiness
Hyperactivity/behavior problems (aggression, inattentive, school difficulty, defiance)
Daytime mouth breathing
Poor or irregular sleep patterns
Venous pooling under eyes
Tongue thrust/tied (ankyloglossia)
How is SDB treated?
Least invasive approach is to have an evaluation from Myofunctional Therapist to identify any orofacial disorders. Determining if this approach is best for you is easy as scheduling a FREE 30-minute online assessment with experienced myofunctional therapist Marie McElderry. Marie will identify if this treatment will benefit your symptoms. An individualized exercised based therapy to build and strengthen the tongue to function correctly will improve the balance and harmony of the rest of your body! It’s as easy as that! Give it a chance and see your health improve!
If you don’t think you snore, do you know for sure? I use to think that until I used the sleep analyzer app. It records sounds at night, tossing, turning, coughing, snoring, all determine the depth of sleep we get to repair our bodies. Honestly I can say using this app improved my health. I now sleep through the night, soundly. No more open mouth breathing for me or using the bathroom during the night. Contact me and I can help you improve your sleep and reduce your risk for lifelong health ailments. Prevention is key. Snoring now only gets increasingly worse as we age if unidentified. There are various levels of SDB, let me assist you in better health!