I’m a speech pathologist who’s extremely passionate about sleep apnea awareness and healthy airway growth and development in young children.
Sleep and breathing are essential to human development, health and daily life. The typical human breathes more than 25,000 breaths each day and swallows up to 1000 times per day. Recent research has shown a significant increase in the incidence of sleep-disordered breathing. A growing body of research has also shown that orofacial myofunctional disorder (OMD) and sleep-disordered breathing are often comorbid, or exist together. Research has also shown strong correlations between Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT) intervention and better outcomes for patients with sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) including diagnoses of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and pediatric obstructive sleep apnea (POSA).
Here’s my YouTube video discussing more: https://youtu.be/8dhaPzUxvTQ
For more information regarding sleep apnea, sleep-disordered breathing and Myofunctional Therapy: https://daniellekleeslp.com/sleep-disordered-breathing-osa-myofunctional-therapy/