IS YOUR CHILD HAVING TROUBLE SLEEPING?
Child sleep problems are hard to detect because they can remain hidden behind so many other childhood difficulties.
Like a thief in the night, disrupted sleep robs your child of the rest they need for healthy growth and development.
SIGNS TO LOOK OUT FOR
Good sleep is necessary for your child’s health, growth, and wellbeing. However, getting your child to sleep is not always an easy task. Many children in the United States have sleep problems.
These disorders range from insomnia and sleep deprivation to obstructive sleep apnea or several pauses in breathing that can result in behavioral issues. Children who don’t get enough sleep may be overactive and non-compliant. Insomnia in kids can make them become very moody or grouchy, as well.
Sleep disorders impact your child’s behavior. If your child isn’t getting the recommended amount of sleep often, they may have difficulties with their attention span and mood.
Snoring in children is a common condition. Approximately 10% or more of children are habitual snorers or snore at least three to four times a week. A child snoring may sound cute and even funny, but children who snore habitually may experience problems with poor school performance and bedwetting.
Some children who are suffering from snoring caused by sleep disorders are often misdiagnosed with ADHD or other conditions with symptoms of inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity.
As a parent, you should be aware of your children’s snoring. Snoring in children not only causes significant disruption of their sleep, but can also lead to health conditions that affect their brains and hearts.