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ADHD and Sleep Disorders in Children, with Dr. Catherine McGregor, Dentist in Lyndhurst and Ontario, Canada

There has been an increase with giving children the diagnosis of ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and Dr. Catherine McGregor believes most of these children are being unfairly labeled.  A dentist in Lyndhurst, Ontario, Canada with Lyndhurst Dental and the TMJ & Sleep Therapry Centre, she says children who are often given the diagnosis of ADHD have a sleep disorder.

Adults with sleep apnea are often tired the next day.  Children, Dr. McGregor says, are hyperactive when overly tired.  Also, it is not normal for a child to snore, so parents will often hear this as one of the first signs.  Additionally, parents can also hear their child grind their teeth at night, another sign of sleep apnea, along with extending their head to open their airway while asleep. 

Dr. McGregor says that children with sleep apnea will also have poor behavior at school, frequent ear infections and bedwetting.

Dr. Catherine McGregor is a dentist with Lyndhurst Dental in Lyndhurst Ontario Canada and the TMJ and Sleep Therapy Centre of Eastern Ontario.  Dr. McGregor is also a leading sleep expert with Sleep Better TV.

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