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  • Writer's pictureShaina Rafkin

7 Factors That Could Be Contributing To Sleep Disordered Breathing

Enlarged tonsils and adenoids is the number one cause of sleep disordered breathing in kids, but it's not the only factor to consider!

Studies show that tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy alone may not be sufficient in treating sleep disordered breathing long term. If nasal breathing and correct oral rest posture is not established the tissues can actually grow back.😱 That's why it's so important to have a team of providers who are willing to collaborate with each other (ex: dentist, ENT, myofunctional therapist..!) Many of these factors often overlap so using a team approach where the entire picture is considered is really the best way to go!

⏩Here are 7 other factors to consider:

1. Enlarged tonsils and adenoids

2. Allergies

3. Chronic rhinitis

4. Orofacial structure (high narrow palate, recessed jaw)

5. Trauma to the nose (deviated septum)

6. Tongue tone, space, and mobility

7. Habit

Let me know if you have any questions about any of these factors!

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