Posture & Sleep-Disordered Breathing: How does this impact behavioral problems in children?
A recent study says, “Children with sleep disordered breathing (SDB) are at significantly increased risk of behavioral problems, including hyperactivity, attention problems, aggressiveness, and reduced social competency, results of a longitudinal study showed.”1
Hyperactivity is up dramatically– this week saw a report saying 20% of high school students are diagnosed as ADHD.
SO…my out-of-box CONJECTURE– Since posture affects breathing, is there a connection between posture degeneration, sleep breathing problem and behavioral issues?
1. Bankhead, Charles. “Sleep Disordered Breathing Takes Toll on Kids.” MedPage Today, April 1 2013. “http://www.medpagetoday.com/Pediatrics/GeneralPediatrics/38191?utm_content”