Airway Health

Is Your Child’s Sleep Quality Impacted By Airway Issues?

Is Your Child’s Sleep Quality Impacted By Airway Issues?

Sleep is paramount for all age groups—especially young children. It is imperative to help their body support healthy brain function, encourage proper growth and development, and maintain physical health. Poor sleep quality, often due to poor airway health, results in poor total body health. The earlier in life airway complications are caught, the more easily your child will be able to hit developmental goals and grow to be healthy.

How Much Sleep Does Your Child Require?

The number of hours of required sleep is conditional on your child’s age. A circadian rhythm is a 24-hour cycle that communicates to your child’s body when it is time to sleep. The older the child gets, the less sleep they need.

Newborn (0–3 months): 14–17 hours of sleep
Infant (4–12 months): 12–16 hours of sleep
Toddler (1–2 years): 11–14 hours of sleep
Preschool (3–5 years): 10–13 hours of sleep
School Age (6–12 years): 9–12 hours of sleep
Teen (13-18 years): 8–10 hours of sleep
(source: CDC, 2023)

Insufficient Sleep Issues That Can Emerge

Is your child easily annoyed or inattentive? Have you noticed a decline in academics or an increase in weight? Is it difficult for them to wake up in the mornings, or do they complain of wanting to nap? These issues may be because your child is not getting enough rest.

A well-rested child can acquire new information, concentrate on tasks, conduct astute decisions, and maintain relationships.

Symptoms of Poor Airway Health In Children

Frequent sleep deprivation can result in mental and physical exhaustion, which may lead to anxiety and depression. Therefore, it is crucial to be able to identify the signs that your child may be experiencing an airway issue that is contributing to poor sleep quality. These signs include:

○ Loud or noisy breathing, snoring, or mouth breathing during sleep
○ Brief pauses in breathing during sleep or difficulty breathing during sleep
○ Restless sleep (i.e. lots of tossing and turning)
○ Sweating heavily during sleep
○ Bedwetting
○ Sleeping in odd positions (e.g. neck hyperextended)
○ Inattentiveness and lack of focus at school
○ Excessive daytime sleepiness (e.g. child regularly falls asleep in school)
○ Poor academic performance
○ Irritable mood, aggressiveness, other behavioral problems (hyperactivity)
○ Growth issues (severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can lead to failure to
○ Morning headaches

Your child may experience difficulties with sleeping due to poor airway health. Although they may desire to get rest, their breathing or snoring may be preventing them from doing so.

Improve Your Child’s Airway Health Today!

At REMastered Sleep, we strive to improve airway health and reduce sleep disorders with our REMplenish Myo-Nozzle. It combines upper airway exercises with the simple, essential task of drinking. Early intervention is key to maximize growth and development.

REMplenish provides targeted resistance to the muscles in your mouth and throat, helping to exercise your airway and keep it healthier. REMplenish Myo-Nozzle technology tightens muscles in the throat and soft palate, reduces vibration and collapsibility, and strengthens tongue muscles to prevent the tongue from falling back and interfering with airflow while sleeping. REMplenish promotes the correct tongue resting posture—on the roof of the mouth—which helps with breathing throughout the day and night.

A healthy airway can lead to better breathing, reduced snoring, better sleep, and more energy during the day. Visit to learn more about how we can help improve your airway health, and your child’s, one sip of water at a time.

Reading next

Indicators of Poor Airway Health
The Hidden Airway Epidemic by Jennifer Blunston, PhD, Cert. BBM, PTS

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