Symptoms

  • Mouth breathing at night and sometimes during the day.
  • Difficult to wake and waking unrefreshed.
  • Difficulty focusing during the day and often tired.

Results of home sleep screening:

  • Drops in oxygen saturation (blue) resulted in her pulse (green) spiking throughout the night
  • This was keeping her in a light sleep state and not allowing her body to get the deep and REM sleep cycles that children need to grow and develop

CHART BELOW: Top line is oxygen. Bottom line is heart rate.

Age 12

  • Poor sleep quality
  • Mouth breathing
  • Crowded teeth
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Lower jaw set back more

Age 13

  • Improved sleep quality
  • Nasal breathing
  • No crowded teeth
  • Improved ability to concentrate
  • Stronger lower jaw