Mouth breathing, “nasal disuse,” and pediatric sleep-disordered breathing

Background Adenotonsillectomy (T&A) may not completely eliminate sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), and residual SDB can result in progressive worsening of abnormal breath- ing during sleep. Persistence of mouth breathing post-T&As plays a role in progressive worsening through an increase of upper airway resistance during sleep with secondary impact on orofacial growth. Methods Retrospective study on non-overweight … Continue reading Mouth breathing, “nasal disuse,” and pediatric sleep-disordered breathing