Dental Sleep Blog

AADSM and ABDSM Credential: Their Importance and Relevance

Posted May 25, 2018 by inboundMed in AADSM, ABDSM

 

 

 

 

 

 

Has your doctor or sleep specialist advised you to consult a sleep medicine dentist about snoring, apnea, or sleep-disordered breathing? If so, be sure you’re consulting with a dentist in possession of a credential from the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) or American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM), which is the credentialing part of the organization.

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Children vs. Adults with Sleep Apnea: Signs and Symptoms

Posted May 18, 2018 by inboundMed in children with OSA, adults with sleep apnea

Many adults are familiar with sleep apnea, a condition that causes people to stop breathing momentarily during sleep, often multiple times per hour and hundreds (if not thousands) of times per night.

 

You may not have apnea yourself, but you probably know someone who does; about 22 million American adults are estimated to have this condition. Sleep apnea is dangerous over the long term, contributing to heart disease and stroke risk, cognitive problems, and daytime fatigue. Exhaustion from untreated apnea can cause workplace and vehicular accidents and can trigger or worsen the severity of depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders and mental illness.

 

Sleep apnea is less prevalent in children than adults, but still a pressing concern. According to studies cited by the American Sleep Apnea Association, up to 4% of children ages 8 and under may have sleep apnea. Cases of pediatric apnea are important to detect and treat because children are susceptible to all the same health problems as adults with apnea—as well as additional dangers, such as growth and developmental problems and symptoms of ADHD.

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ADHD and Sleep Apnea: Causes and Reasons

Posted May 12, 2018 by inboundMed in ADHD, children with OSA

ADHD – You’ve probably heard of it.  Your child, or children you know, might have been diagnosed with ADHD.  What does that mean, and what connection does it have to breathing during sleep?

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Enuresis (Bedwetting) in Children with Sleep Disordered Breathing

Posted May 07, 2018 by inboundMed in children with OSA, bedwetting

An estimated two million children struggle with staying dry during the night. This nocturnal bedwetting (enuresis) can be highly distressing and embarrassing for children and their families, especially as kids reach the age where they want to attend sleepovers or sleepaway camp.

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What to Do if Your Child Is a Mouth Breather (Causes and Implications)

Is your child regularly sleeping with his or her mouth open? Maybe they’re even breathing through the mouth rather than the nose when awake during the day. Perhaps you’re not sure, or are assuming or hoping that the situation is temporary or that your child will grow out of it.

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Sleep Apnea and Sleep Disordered Breathing Signs, Symptoms, and Consequences