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SLEEP-DISORDERED BREATHING

Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMDs) and symptoms like mouth breathingsnoring and teeth grinding can be caused by or related to enlarged tonsils and/or adenoids, allergies and tethered oral tissues (like a tongue tie) and these can all have impacts on how people sleep.  Studies have shown that orofacial myofunctional therapy can improve symptoms of sleep-disordered breathing like snoring, teeth grinding and sleep apnea1.  Many of the signs of sleep-disordered breathing in the following table are the same in adults.  If you or anyone you know snores, has a CPAP machine, grinds or clenches their teeth, please contact me for an assessment.

1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4402674/

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Signs of Pediatric Sleep-Disordered Breathing include:
  • Mouth breathing (day or night)

  • Snoring (at any age)

  • Asthma

  • Upper respiratory infections

  • Ear infections

  • Bed-wetting

  • Nightmares/terrors

  • Apneic episodes 

  • Headaches/migraines

  • Neck, jaw, or ear pain

  • Thumb or finger-sucking

  • Poor academic performance

  • Hyperactivity/aggressive behaviors

  • ADHD-like/sensory symptoms

  • Clenching/grinding teeth

  • Restless sleep, multiple wake-ups

  • Daytime sleepiness

  • Delayed growth/obesity

Modified from @Kimberly White Speech & Myofunctional Therapy

CONTACT ME

My name is Kaylene French and I run my own private practice with a limited number of hours, in order to deliver quality services to my clients.  I provide assessments and therapy sessions.  Please contact me if you have any questions.

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MAILING ADDRESS
PO BOX 567
Rossland, BC
V0G 1Y0
E-MAIL
rosslandspeechtherapy@gmail.com
PHONE
250-921-6873
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