Sleep Apnea & Misdiagnosis of ADD/ADHD in Children
An estimated 90% of children in America suffer from some form of Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB) or sleep apnea. Unfortunately, many of those children also suffer from related health concerns including:
- Daytime sleepiness
- Snoring & Irritability
- Bed wetting
- Lowered IQ
- Poor grades in school
- Frequent headaches
- Swollen adenoids
- Circles under the eyes
- Short attention span
Effective, All-Natural Treatment for Sleep Apnea
The over-diagnosis of childhood ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and other behavioral issues has become a problem in recent years accounting for more than three million new cases every year. Many children affected by sleep disordered breathing exhibit tell-tale symptoms associated with ADHD, but lack the chemical imbalances in the brain that are the hallmarks of the disorder.
In search of a viable solution, millions of parents seek help in the form of medications like Ritalin and Adderall. The safest and most effective treatment for sleep apnea-related problems, however, is not a prescription medication from your doctor. It's a comfortable oral appliance from your dentist.
Known as the Perfect Start System, this solution for sleep disordered breathing complications helps your child's oral cavity, upper palate, and jaw develop properly. The result is an airway that is wider without surgical intervention allowing your son or daughter to breathe naturally through his or her nose throughout sleep. When your child is able to breathe properly, many of the concerns associated with sleep apnea begin to disappear. Children are allowed to grow and thrive without the hindrances of chronic fatigue, attention problems, and hyperactivity.
In addition to all of these benefits, the Perfect Start System straightens crooked and crowded teeth circumventing the need for braces in 9 out of 10 children. In fact, when treatment with Perfect Start begins during the early development of the jaw and oral cavity, it promotes the development of beautifully balanced smiles that last a lifetime.
As a parent, you want the best for your children. With the Perfect Start System, you give them exactly that. Contact your trusted oral healthcare team at Houston Uptown Dentists today to learn more and to give your child the perfect start toward a healthy future filled with beautiful smiles.