Many children suffer from sleep disorders that can have many deleterious effects on their psyche, development, and overall health. Sleep apnea and snoring can result in other issues besides restless nights. Sleep Disorders have been shown to increase risks of cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and even stroke. Often times, having tonsils and adenoids removed by an Ear Nose & Throat physician can help with these problems, but there are other options when it comes to treating sleep disorders.
Sleep Disorders: Treatment Without Surgery
Methods of treating sleep disorders through the use of non-surgical procedures are now available . There are many other factors that can decrease the airway including the shape of the upper jaw/palate and the position of the lower jaw. These types of issues can be addressed by the orthodontist, with oral appliances. Please consult with your primary care physician if you feel your child maybe having issues with his or her sleep. If restricted airways are the cause of your child’s sleep disorder, consider alternative, non-surgical options to help them get the rest they need.