Sleep. It's one of life's most basic functions and necessities. It's also something that most people take for granted. However, sleep disorders such as central or obstructive apnea are more prevalent than one might think, especially in children. A diagnosis of a sleep apnea can be surprising and frustrating especially if your child is already dealing with other health issues. Thankfully, sleep apnea is treatable.
CPAP and BiLevel therapy are remarkably effective treatments for a variety of breathing and airway issues. However, the very nature of these therapies can present unique challenges that can frustrate children and families alike. In addition to the expertise of your medical team, other families who are in the process of helping their children learn to use these therapies or who have already successfully mastered their use can offer invaluable encouragement, suggestions and support to make the implementation of these therapies easier and ultimately successful.
What Sweet Dreamers offers:
Patient-to-Patient Mentor Program for Teenagers
Customized Social Stories for your toddler or younger child