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HVP July 2018

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What are some sleep apnea causes? Children with enlarged tonsils and adenoids are at a Š‹‰Š‡" "‹•• ˆ'" •Ž‡‡' ƒ'•‡ƒá „‡…ƒ—•‡ –Š‡‹" ƒ‹"ÐŽ'™ ‹• compromised. Additionally, risk factors for the devel- opment of sleep apnea include: family history of the disease, being overweight, defects in the structure of the mouth and jaw, and/or having a large tongue. What are the risks associated with sleep apnea? Sleep apnea can be in- credibly dangerous if it goes undiagnosed. Those who are not taking treat- ment for the disease have a higher chance of both stroke and heart dis- ease compared to those ™Š'ƒ"‡•'–ƒˆÐŽ‹…–‡†ä What can I do? Pediatric sleep breathing disorders do not only affect your child on a daily basis, but can lead to several dif- ferent behavioral and psychological disorders as well. Developing problems at home and at school as well as their social life can often turn into a downward spiral. How do I know my child is at risk or has a sleep breathing disorder? If your child has any of the following signs, it is im- portant to have them checked to identify the root of the problem and develop a treatment plan (which do not require surgery or medication): Excessive daytime sleepiness (often resulting in irritability, anger, de- pression, and headaches), trouble sleeping, snoring/ mouth breathing/teeth grinding, nightmares, night terrors, night sweats/restless sleep, ADD/ADHD, sleep walking, bedwetting or poor performance in school. ASK DR. NICK DOES YOUR CHILD HAVE A SLEEP BREATHING DISORDER? Sleep breathing disorders in children and adolescents are more common than you might think. Sleep disordered breathing and obstructive sleep apnea in children is largely misdiagnosed and easily overlooked. It is important to recognize the signs of sleep disorders so that you can treat the symptoms and get to the bottom of the underlying cause. NICK M. MOBILIA, DDS Putnam Dental Associates Dr. Nick has been practicing dentistry for over 28 years and is literally at the forefront of introducing new clinical appli- cations in dentistry. He is a well- known industry expert on sleep disorders in both children and adults and is a national speaker. 2435 Route 6 - Brewster - SPECIAL OFFER! FREE SCREENING New Patients Only Expires 7/31/18 To schedule your free screening: 845-378-2122 IF YOU THINK YOUR CHILD MAY HAVE A SLEEP DISORDER, DR. NICK WILL HELP IDENTIFY THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM AND PROVIDE A COMPRE- HENSIVE TREATMENT PLAN THAT DOES NOT REQUIRE SURGERY OR MEDICATION.

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