Child Laying In Bed With Headache

A BIGGER PROBLEM THAN YOU THOUGHT!

The Sleep Apnea Center of Michigan specializes in diagnosing and treating pediatric sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, as well as TMD and facial pain, at our state-of-the-art clinic in Chesterfield MI. We serve all of Metro Detroit and beyond, addressing parent concerns for their children who suffer from anything from sleep apnea and headaches to jaw and facial pain.

Proper diagnosis and treatment of pediatric Sleep Disorders and TMD/Facial Pain is critical, as it affects not just the child, but the entire family as well. We are here to educate parents like you on the symptoms, diagnostic procedures and treatments available for your child. Whether you feel like you have exhausted all resources and don’t know where else to turn, or this is your first step in the process of searching for answers, the Sleep Apnea Center of Michigan can help.

Dr. Roman Sadikoff can offer a clear and specific treatment plan for the best outcome. We appreciate the opportunity to meet with your family and look forward to hearing from you soon.

If you suspect your child has a sleep disorder or TMD/facial pain, make an appointment with the Sleep Apnea Center of Michigan at (586) 203-2150.

SLEEP DISORDERS

TMD/HEAD & FACIAL PAIN

Pediatric Sleep Disorders

There are many sleep disorders affecting children, from insomnia to sleep walking, but the most common is obstructive sleep apnea which impacts between one and three percent of children in this country.

We specialize in diagnosing and treating pediatric sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea. One thing to keep in mind is that pediatric sleep apnea can manifest itself differently in children than it does in adults, and the treatment tends to vary as well. Here are some basic developmental reasons why children differ from adults, including:

  • Smaller airway
  • More fatigable muscles
  • Less respiratory reserve
  • More collapsible airway
  • Younger age

If your child is constantly tired or irritable during the day, starting to slip in school, can’t concentrate or has frequent headaches, they may suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. S​​​​leep disturbances and disorders, including obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, are common in young children, resulting in serious health problems if not treated.

All children should be screened for snoring, along with dental issues that could be contributing to it. That’s where we come in.

Pediatric TMD/Head & Facial Pain

Sleep apnea has a clear link with headaches and jaw pain arising from temporomandibular disorder (TMJ) and temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD). While both more commonly seen in adults, it can be seen in children as well. These conditions often result in bad headaches, jaw pain and facial pain for kids. As a parent, you may not be sure where these symptoms are stemming from if you’re hearing your child complain of pain.

They may have head and facial pain as a result of TMD. Here at the Sleep Apnea Center of Michigan, we are specialists in the treatment of TMD and head/facial pain in children. Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, can play into all of this as well. Kids, like adults, often grind their teeth at night without realizing it. Bruxism refers to grinding or clenching of teeth, and is classified under the umbrella term of sleep movement disorder.

Keep in mind, teeth grinding is not normal and must be treated early and properly. It can be a big sign of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and can set your child up for a lifetime of TMD and TMJ issues, as well as orthopedic development problems.

Contact the Sleep Apnea Center of Michigan

If you suspect your child suffers from a pediatric sleep disorder or TMJ/facial pain, call the Sleep Apnea Center of Michigan today at (586) 203-2150 for a consultation.