Have you ever noticed your child to have difficulties at school because of decreased attention, or daytime sleepiness? Maybe he or she gets worried and aggressive very quickly and frequently and you must deal with tantrums day by day? Perhaps your child is calm, but you see there are some speech problems, or sometimes in the morning you find the kid’s bed wet?
These behavioral signs can be not very noticeable, but you hear your kid snoring and breathing mouth while sleeps, grinding the teeth? The child can have misaligned teeth, receded chin, or sometimes you notice he or she having under eye circles and forward head posture, or you feel kid’s tonsils swollen?
These all can lead to frequent throat aches, acid reflux and even asthma, and are all the symptoms of SLEEP DISORDER BREATHING.
Traditionally therapists suggest us to give our kids psychotropic drugs and sleep aids, asthma, allergy and acid flux medication. They give us tooth extraction and put our kids braces. They suggest us to use headgear or CPAP machine. Counselling and all these therapies can lead to surgery.
But they all just fix the symptoms and does not fix the reason why all these problems appear. They produce a temporary relief from symptoms that tend to recur, causing a lifetime of distress.
The consequences of untreated sleep disorder breathing are very harmful and lead to irreversible processes in growing. How we look is determined by an intricate combination of genes and environment. If your environment does not allow for a full expression of our genetic potential, the result will be an incomplete development of our features and can result in poor health. In nature, form follows function.
Mouth breathing prevents access to nitric oxide from the nasal sinuses and weakens throat muscles. The tethered tongue will further weaken muscles of the airway leading not only to a change in facial form and posture, but also will alter hormonal metabolism and progress to Obstructive Sleep Apnoea if untreated. Sleep apnoea greatly increases the risk of chronic inflammatory diseases and even can be life threatening.
Underdeveloped upper airway is the primary cause of sleep disorder breathing in more than 80% of children today.
Consequences of the closed airway are:
- 3-x risk of stroke
- High blood pressure
- Coronary artery disease
- Diabetes Type II
- Congestive heart failure
- Chronic inflammation
There are few natural healthy solutions you can provide to your kids instead of traditional therapies that are suggested.
The easiest thing a parent can do is observe their child and note any of the symptoms mentioned here. Early intervention means easier treatment and more time for your child to spend living a healthy happy life.
No matter when you start noticing these issues, there is a solution based on engaging the power of your child’s natural growth and development potential.