Sleep Disordered Breathing

Facts about sleep

  • Sleep disordered breathing can happen at any age, any time

  • A negative sleep study result does not mean normal breathing

  • Snoring is common but never normal

  • Open mouth is never normal

  • Disordered breathing sends the body into constant fight or flight=stress

  • If you are not breathing correctly at night, you are not breathing correctly during the day

Root Cause of Sleep Disordered Breathing

Undeveloped jaws, airway, and improper oral rest posture (lips sealed, tongue to the roof of the mouth; front middle, back, teeth slightly apart).

Signs and Symptoms of Disordered Breathing

Dark circles under eyes

No spacing in between baby teeth

Crooked, misaligned teeth

Crossbite,overbite,underbite

Gummy smile

High narrow palate

Hyperactive

ADD/ADHD

Allergies

Eczema

Enlarged tonsils/adenoids or removal

Frequent upper respiratory infections

Anxiety

Depression

Night terrors/nightmares

Mouth breathing day or night

Breathing is audible

Restless-tossing and turning

Bed wetting

Teeth grinding/clenching

Tired when waking up

Aggressiveness

Difficulty in school

Scientific Evidence and Sleep Disordered Breathing Health Affects

Cancer

Diabetes

Asthma

Allergies

High blood pressure

Hypertension

Heart failure

Heart disease

Stroke

Obesity

Abnormal heartbeats

Alzheimer's

Dementia

Immune compromised

GERD

Liver disease

COPD

Preclampsia

Gestational hypertension

Gestational diabetes

Gut issues

and more

Studies show myofunctional therapy alone can significantly reduce disordered breathing. With an integrative approach, it can be reduced even more or possibly eliminated

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