PSDB–HOW TO SPOT IT

IS YOUR CHILD HAVING TROUBLE  BREATHING AT NIGHT?

If your child is having trouble breathing at night, he would tell you, right? Yes–if he could.

But he can’t tell you if he doesn’t know. And  if he is part of the 11% of kids who are having trouble breathing at night because of a sleep-related breathing problem, he simply doesn’t know.

But he is showing signs.

So why are these 11% of kids not getting the help they need?  Because many parents simply don’t know the signs. And the unfortunate fact is that many pediatricians don’t know the signs, either.

This is a grave problem because these kids never get the help they need. And they desperately need help to avoid the devastation of this  sleep-related breathing problem called  “Pediatric Sleep-disordered Breathing” (PSDB). It is a serious problem that affects a child in every way:

  • physical health,
  • emotional well being,
  • academic performance, and
  • facial development.

YOUR CHILD WILL NOT HAVE THE LIFE HE SHOULD IF BREATHING DURING SLEEP IS A PROBLEM.

The good news is that children with sleep-related breathing problems like PSDB are showing us signs…all day and all night. And when it comes to PSDB, if we can SPOT it, we can STOP it!

THE NUMBER ONE SIGN

What is the number one sign of a sleep-related breathing problem like PSDB? It’s simple: an OPEN MOUTH.

If your child keeps his mouth open–even if the lips are just slightly parted–it affects a child in every way.  The most obvious change is that the face grows longer. The bottom third of the face “elongates.” You can see this elongation in this  animation:

HOW TO SPOT IT:

FIRST…Check your child for the signs that PSDB kids show when they are AWAKE:

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If you see these signs of Pediatric Sleep-disordered Breathing (PSDB) while your child is AWAKE, check for other signs when your child is ASLEEP.

SECOND…Check your child for the signs that PSDB kids show when they are ASLEEP.

These signs:

  • are non-medical,
  • are easy-to-spot, and
  • can help you  change your child’s life.

If you see any of these signs when your child is AWAKE, check for other signs when your child is ASLEEP.

Is your child one of the 11% of all children in the industrialized world who are affected by Pediatric Sleep-disordered Breathing (PSDB)? Find out now. Get the checklist here.