We have partnered with Sleep Group Solutions to help make it easier for patients to help patients make sure they are getting restful sleep and adequate sleep.

We have an Eccovision Acoustic Pharyngometer & Rhinometer that allows us to see if there is an upper or lower airway obstruction. This technology allows us to get an idea if during sleep there may be apneic events. We then have a Watch PAT 300 Home Sleep Test that we can send patients home with for a home sleep study. We have a licensed sleep medicine doctor read the home sleep test and determine if the patient has obstructive sleep apnea.

Once a licensed physician has determined if you have obstructive sleep apnea, we partner with local physicians to either help the patient receive a CPAP machine. If the patient cannot tolerate a CPAP machine, we can help fabricate a sleep apnea nightly oral appliance.

This is most likely to happen during sleep because that’s when the soft tissue at the back of the throat is most relaxed. As many as 1% to 3% of otherwise healthy preschool-age kids have obstructive apnea. Enlarged tonsils and adenoids are the most common causes of sleep apnea in children.

In general, sleep deprivation is a problem among children in America. According to NSF’s Sleep in America poll, more than two-thirds of children experience one or more sleep problems at least a few nights a week. For children with ADHD, poor sleep (too little sleep or symptoms of sleep disorders) may profoundly impact ADHD symptoms. In fact, one study found that treating sleep problems may be enough to eliminate attention and hyperactivity issues for some children.

If you suspect that your child has sleep apnea, contact us today.