School’s back! We’re blessed to have glorious summer weather and long Christmas holidays! It’s been back for just a few weeks. So…should your child be so tired ? Are they falling asleep during the day and having trouble coping?
Have you ever thought about how your child is breathing? Because how they breathe during the day effects how they breathe at night and that effects their whole lives!
If they’re mouth breathers then that’s concerning for lots of reasons. That’s a sign of Dysfunctional Breathing Patterns which can lead to Sleep Disordered Breathing in children.
Studies show that approximately 40% of children are mouth breathers and many of these suffer with
- Rhinitis / Runny Nose
- Allergies / Hay Fever
- ADHD, Anxiety and Depression
So, the question is – what came first? Was it the mouth breathing or the health condition?
Mouth breathing contributes to a myriad of problems for growing children. These include developmental delay and reduced cranio-facial development often resulting in the need for orthodontic treatment.
The cause is not always clear but the solution is crystal clear! Teaching children to breathe only through the nose is life-changing and essential for optimum health and development!