SLEEP-DISORDERED BREATHING in children is a serious health condition. It could result in morbid health consequences later in the child's life if left untreated. Prompt diagnosis and treatment are very important. The diagnosis of SLEEP-DISORDERED BREATHING can only be made by a qualified pediatrician or child sleep specialist.
Effective treatment of sleep-disordered breathing in children involves prevention and correction of abnormal postures and functions of the mouth, tongue, and face, and their relationships with breathing, the dentition, speech, and feeding. This requires the combined efforts of multiple health specialists.