IS YOUR LOVED ONE SHOWING THE SIGNS OF A NIGHTTIME BREATHING PROBLEM?
If your loved one is struggling to breathe at night, he would tell you, right? Yes–-if he could.
But he can’t tell you if he doesn’t know. But he is showing signs.
Why are so many people not getting the help they need? Because many people simply do not know the easy-to-spot signs. And the unfortunate fact is that many doctors and many pediatricians don’t know the signs, either.
This is a grave problem because these individuals never get the help they need. And they desperately need help to avoid the devastation of a nighttime breathing problem. It is a serious problem that affects a person in every way:
- physical health,
- emotional well being,
- academic and/or work performance, and
- facial development.
YOUR LOVED ONE WILL NOT HAVE THE LIFE HE SHOULD IF BREATHING DURING SLEEP IS A PROBLEM.
The good news is that people with nighttime breathing problems are showing us easy-to-spot signs…all day and all night. And if we can SPOT it, we can STOP it!
CHECK FOR THE NUMBER ONE SIGN
What is the number one sign of a nighttime breathing problem? It’s simple: an OPEN MOUTH.
If your loved one keeps his mouth open–even if the lips are just slightly parted–it affects a person in every way. The most obvious change is that the face grows longer. The bottom third of the face “elongates.” You can see this elongation in this animation:
WHY IS AN ELONGATED FACE A PROBLEM?
But that elongation is just what we can see from the outside. If we could look inside, we would see that as the jaw grows longer, it makes the airway smaller. And smaller.
The smaller your airway gets, the closer you are to developing nighttime breathing problems like snoring, UARS, and sleep apnea. All of these mean you have a disrupted flow of o2 to your brain. And disrupted flow of air to your brain is deadly to brain cells.
HOW TO SPOT IT:
FIRST…Check your loved one for these signs when he is AWAKE:
SECOND…Check your loved one for the signs when he is ASLEEP.
- are non-medical,
- are easy-to-spot, and
- can help you change your loved one’s life.
If you see any of these signs when your loved one is AWAKE, check for other signs when your loved one is ASLEEP.
Disclaimer: This information is not offered as medical advice and should not be construed as such. Consult a qualified sleep professional for information on diagnosing and treating sleep-related breathing problems in children and adults.