More Than 50% Of Children Diagnosed With ADHD Actually Have A Sleep Disorder
A local TV personality recently interviewed Dr. Whitsitt about sleep apnea and the serious impact this disease is having on children.
Does Your Child Have These Symptoms?
Trouble paying attention... forgetfulness... poor impulse control?
These are all behaviors associated with ADHD. Here’s where things get interesting. They can also be signs of sleep apnea. Many kids are sleep-challenged, yet many are treated for ADHD with prescription drugs, like Ritalin.
According to new research by a Michigan State University economist, nearly one million children in the United States are potentially misdiagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Overall, the study found that about 20 percent – or 900,000 – of the 4.5 million children currently identified as having ADHD are likely misdiagnosed.
Dr. Whitsitt is concerned that your child (or grandchild) could be misdiagnosed with ADHD, when the problem could be due to a lack of sleep caused by sleep apnea. Most teachers have a least one student in their class who fit this bill.
Many experts in the healthcare profession misdiagnose ADHD
Research has shown that sleep disorders and ADHD are very closely linked. There is still a lot of research to be done, but there are many proven treatments options for both conditions-and; treating one condition may help reduce symptoms of the other.
To better understand the connection between sleep disorders and ADHD, it is best for your child to be evaluated by a sleep doctor. To help you get started, download your free questionnaire below.
Click below to download your free sleep apnea questionnaire.
This short video explains obstructive sleep apnea and solutions to get sleep apnea under control...
As an alternative to a CPAP mask, you might be able to wear an oral appliance when you sleep.
An oral appliance will reposition your jaw slightly forward, allowing you to breathe easier while you sleep. Dr. Whitsitt can customize an oral appliance for you. It could be the alternative you need to wearing a CPAP mask.
Dr. Whitsitt is Board-Certified by:
The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine
What a Sleep Apnea Evaluation Includes:
- 1A Free consultation with Dr. Whitsitt: He will give you a thorough evaluation and determine if you need to see a sleep specialist. If so, our staff will set up your appointment for you.
- 2You will be for a sleep appliance: Once your stleep study is completed, Dr. Whitsitt will fit you for a sleep appliance. He will make sure you have a prefect fit.
- 3Use your appliance at home: Dr. Whitsitt will monitor your sleep progress. He will makde adjustments to your sleep appliance until you have a perfect fit.
What patients are saying about their sleep apnea treatment with us...
"Dr. Whitsitt diagnosed and successfully treated my sleep apnea..."
This one of the best doctors' offices I' have ever been to. After suffering for years with severe TMJ and sleep apnea, Dr. Whitsitt was only Dr. to finally diagnose and successfully treat both! I highly recommend him and his office office!
Merinda o. Daytona Beach, FL
"Dr. Whitsitt is gentle and compassionate..."
Dr. Whitsitt has been my dentist for over 30 years! He provides excellent dental care and he has a wonderful staff. I would highly recommend Dr. Whitsitt for any dental needs you may have."
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