[Posted on July 18]
Written by: Beth Bowes-Carter
Many parents notice that their children seem to never get enough sleep. As a general rule, children should have energy, be well-rested and seem healthy overall. If your child seems to become overly tired quickly, has dark circles under his or her eyes or seems to just not be as healthy as you would like, there could be an underlying problem. Dr. Ronald C. Perkins has been diagnosing and treating Sleep apnea in children for many years. He is trained to recognize the symptoms of this disorder and can evaluate your child to see if this is the problem.
Sleep apnea can cause your child to exhibit symptoms like restless sleep, chronic fatigue, heavy breathing while sleeping and other signs. If your child is diagnosed with sleep apnea, Dr. Perkins can prescribe a Sleep apnea dental appliance that has proven to be very effective in combating these symptoms and restoring normal sleep. Your child will have much more energy and be in much better health after treatment. The device that Dr. Perkins uses has been modified to eliminate the harmful side effects of the original design and to provide much more effective results.
When not properly diagnosed and treated, sleep apnea can cause serious health issues in adults and children. If you feel that your child is not getting the sleep he or she requires and you have noticed other symptoms, now is the time to seek treatment. Feel free to browse our website to learn more about this disorder or contact us and schedule an appointment with Dr. Ronald C. Perkins today.