Child Sleep Problems:
ADHD vs. Pediatric Sleep Apnea
Distinguishing Child Sleep Problems and Treating Sleep Apnea for Kids
ADHD and Pediatric Sleep Apnea pose similar child sleep problems. After all Obstructive Sleep Apnea and ADHD are both characterized by symptoms such as fatigue, hyperactivity, inattentiveness, and distractibility.
At James Bieneman, DDS, we offer expertise in the treatment of Pediatric Sleep Apnea in children through the use of dental devices and lifestyle adjustments. By doing so, we can correct disruptive sleep habits that are affecting both your child’s and your family’s lives.
What is Pediatric Sleep Apnea?
Pediatric apnea is characterized by frequent upper airway obstruction that occurs during sleep. In some cases this obstruction is only partial whereas in others, it is complete.
Typically, sleep apnea for kids is characterized by several common symptoms, including:
- Abnormal breathing during sleep
- Frequent awakenings or nightmares
- Difficulty awakening
- Excessive sleepiness during the daytime
- Hyperactivity or behavioral problems
- Daytime mouth breathing
- Poor or regular sleep patterns
- Bed wetting (enuresis)
Diagnosis can be difficult, particularly because many symptoms are similar to those associated with ADD in teenagers or ADHD in children. However, it’s vital to ensure that your child receives appropriate care and attention.
Contact Our Team if You’re Concerned About Pediatric Sleep Apnea
If your child exhibits any of the symptoms above or has difficulty sleeping, James Bieneman, DDS has the resources and guidance you need to restore rest in your child’s life.
To find out more about pediatric sleep apnea or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bieneman, contact us today at 303.797.0832.
We look forward to working with you to create a customized treatment plan for your child!