Red Flags to Look For Airway Obstruction

Breathing properly during sleep is intimately tied to maintaining healthy brain chemistry.

Inadequate breathing (SDBs) cause a variety of sleep disorders ranging from mouth breathing and snoring to obstructive sleep apnea, hypopnea and upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS).

Research strongly links these sleep related breathing disorders with behavioral and learning disabilities, emotional and psychological health, as well as obesity, diabetes, hyperactivity (ADD/ADHD), anxiety, and cardiovascular disease. 

An open and functioning airway is the top priority in the well-being of children, teens, and adults.

1. High narrow palate and V-shaped arch. 


2. Lip tie.

3. Tongue tie.

4. Size of the nostrils.

5. Drooling.

6. Constant stuffy nose..

7. Enlarged adenoids & Tonsils. 

8. Scalloped tongue.

9. Open bite and open mouth (lack of lip seal).

11. Receded chin.

12. Sleep grinding.

If you see any of these, please call our office immediately at 707-451-4100. Allowing this to continue will have a devastating and damaging effect not only to their breathing, learning, and sleeping but also to their facial development and overall health that will result in not only fatigue and daytime sleepiness, but also cognitive impairment and poor performance in school.