Sleep Apnea in Children

A good night’s sleep is essential for growth and development in children. Unfortunately, pediatric obstructive sleep apnea, a condition in which breathing during sleep is interrupted, may cause difficulties during rest.

Read on to learn more about signs and treatment to ensure that your child gets a healthy night’s sleep.

Signs and Symptoms

While sleep apnea also occurs in adults, some symptoms may be different in children. Signs of pediatric obstructive sleep apnea may include:

  • Restlessness when sleeping
  • Snoring
  • Bedwetting
  • Difficulty concentrating, behavioral issues, or tiredness during the day
  • Periods of paused breathing
  • Mouth breathing


Several factors may lead to a higher risk of pediatric obstructive sleep apnea, including:

  • Enlarged tonsils and adenoids that may block the airway (Most common cause)
  • Down syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Family history of sleep apnea
  • Obesity or low birth weight

Treatment Option: Vivos

Because pediatric sleep apnea may lead to growth complications and other health issues, it is crucial to seek treatment as soon as possible. Thankfully, at The Art of Dentistry & Spa, we proudly offer The Vivos System to eligible patients.

Vivos is a biometric device created and customized for your child. Your child will be directed to wear the device while sleeping for anywhere between 12 – 24 months. The dentist will continue to monitor and make necessary adjustments throughout treatment.

The Vivos System not only helps your child have a better night’s sleep, but also provides additional health benefits, such as:

  • Better breathing
  • A wider upper arch
  • Larger airway
  • Straighter teeth
  • Improved focus and concentration

To learn more about Vivos and schedule your child’s appointment, please call us at (732) 846-7100 or request an appointment on our website. We look forward to helping!

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