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Sleep Apnea & ADHD in Texas

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Is It Sleep Apnea or ADHD?

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The most common medical condition that’s often misdiagnosed for sleep apnea is ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). ADHD affects a person’s attention span, and ability to focus, and causes them to struggle to stay still. Due to the similarities between symptoms, children are often misdiagnosed with ADHD instead of sleep apnea since children aren’t able to accurately describe their symptoms.

Fortunately, at Texas Dental Sleep Services, Our providers can help you get the right diagnosis and receive treatment to alleviate the symptoms. We’re proud to offer services across Texas including Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, and El Paso.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_placement=”middle” el_class=”reverse”][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Similarities Between Sleep Apnea & ADHD

[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner content_placement=”middle” el_class=”reverse-children”][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Due to the similarities between symptoms of ADHD and sleep apnea, it can be difficult to accurately diagnose the condition. Doctors who don’t recognize the signs of sleep apnea may misdiagnose your child with ADHD. It’s important to recognize the symptoms to understand better what you or your child may be suffering from. Shared symptoms can range from:

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Conduct a Sleep Study

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After receiving the results, schedule your appointment with one of our providers. They will go over the diagnosis and symptoms before providing treatment options that best suit your needs or your child’s needs. Our treatment options such as oral appliances are designed to alleviate sleep apnea symptoms with utmost comfort.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_placement=”middle” el_class=”reverse”][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Frequently Asked Questions

[/vc_column_text][vc_tta_accordion][vc_tta_section title=”Does ADHD cause sleep problems?” tab_id=”1657809303989-4599ce09-caf0″][vc_column_text]ADHD and sleep apnea can both negatively impact your sleep quality. ADHD medications often contain stimulants, causing you to wake up and have further exhaustion during the day. That’s why our providers highly recommends undergoing a sleep study to fully understand what exactly is causing your symptoms.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Can treatment improve my sleep apnea symptoms?” tab_id=”1657809315826-cc553df0-be0b”][vc_column_text]Yes, receiving treatment can help alleviate your sleep apnea symptoms and improve your functionality. Your body and mind will get the necessary rest they need. Additionally, your immune system is also strengthened once again to protect yourself from further health risks such as diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row color_scheme=”alternate” el_class=”reverse-children”][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Regain Quality Sleep With Effective Sleep Apnea Treatment

Misdiagnosis of sleep apnea as ADHD can lead to the prescription of ineffective or potentially harmful medications and treatments, negatively impacting patients. At Texas Dental Sleep Services, we can provide you with the treatment you need to gain good sleep quality. To make an appointment with one of our sleep dentists, you can either contact our Dallas office at (833) 275-3372 or fill out our online contact form below.


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