Before you can get a good night’s sleep, you have to fall asleep. And for some kids, falling asleep is a hard thing to do. When we fall asleep, we enter Stage 1 Non-REM sleep. This is the doorway between sleep and waking. Our heartbeat and breathing slow, our eye movements slow down, our muscles […]Continue Reading »
A study published in Pediatric Neurology recently explored connections between migraines and sleep disturbances in children and teens. In an article in Neurology Advisor, one of the study’s authors explained their findings. Migraines and sleep disturbances are both on the rise. As many as 9.1% of American children and teens experience migraines, and many of […]Continue Reading »
Does your teenager wake up tired? Do they complain that they have trouble falling asleep because they can’t stop thinking? Have you tried every home remedy you can find, with no luck? There may be another way to help your teen relax and fall asleep at night, using technology that has only become widely available […]Continue Reading »
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, many parents have learned to love telemedicine. Telemedicine keeps kids out of offices where they might catch a virus. Telemedicine saves parents travel time and gas money and can allow parents to see to their children’s medical needs without having to take time off work. Telemedicine may work […]Continue Reading »
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can cause big problems for kids. When kids aren’t breathing well during sleep, they lose energy. They fall behind academically. Their behavior suffers and they have trouble maintaining good relationships with parents, teachers, and peers. One reason that dental practices make an effort to screen children for OSA is untreated OSA […]Continue Reading »
A recent article published in Pulmonology Advisor addressed recent studies that suggest untreated OSA may contribute to worse outcomes for patients with COVID-19. The studies found that between 21 and 28% of patients admitted to the ICU with COVID-19 suffered from OSA. The novel coronavirus appears to exacerbate hypoxemia from OSA, and as a result, […]Continue Reading »
For many pediatricians, a tonsillectomy and adenectomy are the first line of treatment for a child with obstructive sleep apnea. But are they always necessary? A recent study published in the journal Pediatrics compared a group of Australian children who received a T&A for a diagnosis of mild OSA with a group of children who […]Continue Reading »
Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea Screening is Especially Important for Patients with Sickle Cell Disease
While all patients should receive regular screenings for obstructive sleep apnea, these screenings are especially important for your patients with Sickle Cell Disease. Researchers have found that when children with sickle cell disease also have untreated obstructive sleep apnea, they experience 47% more disease complications than children with sickle cell disease who do not have […]Continue Reading »
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So many think these symptoms are common in kids and adults when tired. Join us as we debunk some of these common myths and put the spotlight on Sleep Apnea. Discover what constitutes healthy sleep and how we can help ourselves and our kids get the best sleep ever.