Some research suggests a connection between ADHD and sleep apnea. To learn more about the link between ADHD and sleep apnea in Honolulu, Hawaii, call 808-946-6326 to schedule a visit with our dentist at Dental Sleep Medicine Hawaii. Dr. Dennis Nagata can answer your questions and help you determine the best treatment for your unique case of sleep apnea.

ADHD and sleep apnea can present similar symptoms, which can lead physicians to suggest a patient needs treatment for ADHD when they really need treatment for sleep apnea instead. Symptoms of sleep apnea may also be exacerbated by ADHD, making treatment more complicated and layered. Our team strives to understand all pertinent aspects of your health when treating sleep apnea so that we can help you get optimal results.

ADHD and sleep apnea can both disrupt a patient’s life and prevent them from completing their daily routines. Common problems associated with both sleep apnea and ADHD include:

  • Trouble focusing
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Daytime drowsiness
  • Memory loss
  • Irritability

If you suffer from any of these symptoms or have noticed them in your child, we suggest that you contact a specialist or physician to schedule a sleep study. A sleep study can reveal any disorders that may be affecting you or your child during sleep, including sleep apnea. Most sleep studies are conducted at a clinic, but some can be conducted in your own bed at home.

If you have received a diagnosis for sleep apnea from a qualified physician, give us a call to see what treatment options we have for you. We can help you sleep soundly and feel better again!