Dental Sleep Blog

Oral Health in Children with Sleep Apnea

Posted June 21, 2018 by inboundMed in children with OSA, childhood gum disease

According to The American Sleep Apnea Association, as many as 4% of children between the ages of 2 and 8 have sleep apnea.

 

You probably are aware that sleep apnea exists for adults and even for kids, and you may know its primary signs, symptoms and dangers: snoring, gasping, and pausing breathing during the night (apneas), events which disrupt normal sleep and lead to low blood oxygen. These apneas, in turn, can eventually lead to a number of cognitive and cardiovascular health risks.

 

Childhood apnea comes with all these risks, but there’s another area of pediatric health parents and caregivers shouldn’t overlook: pediatric oral health.

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CPAP Therapy for the Child: Indications and Uses

Posted June 13, 2018 by inboundMed in children with OSA, cpap therapy for children

Sleep apnea in children is very rare. Only 1%-4% percent of all children between the ages of 2 and 8 years of age suffer from this condition, according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. In contrast, less than 1 in 10 adult women and 1 in 4 adult men show the symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea.

 

Children diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are far more vulnerable to its consequences. Much of a child’s metabolism is devoted to physical growth, and much of that is accomplished during the four-stage sleep cycle (specifically, Stage 3 Deep Sleep).

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Sleep Apnea Surgery in Children: Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy (T&A)

Posted June 08, 2018 by inboundMed in children with OSA, surgery for sleep apnea

 

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Sleepwalking in Children: Signs, Causes, Prevention, and Treatment

Posted June 01, 2018 by inboundMed in children with OSA, sleepwalking children

Each year in the United States, nearly three million cases of sleepwalking are reported. In the vast majority of cases, the sleepwalker is a child under the age of twelve. Sleepwalking children may actually walk around the house, perform unusual repetitive motions, or even have conversations—all while actually being fast asleep.

 

Certainly this can be alarming for other family members who are aware of the telltale signs of sleepwalking. But is sleepwalking actually dangerous? What causes sleepwalking? Is there any sleepwalking treatment? And how can you prevent sleepwalking from happening?

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