Pediatric Sleep Problems
Normal sleep changes across the lifespan, as do common sleep problems. In young children, enuresis (bedwetting) and parasomnias like sleepwalking are more common. In adolescence, changes in the body's biological clock contribute to a tendency toward later bedtimes and wake times that can contribute to sleep deprivation among teens.
Establishing relaxing bedtime routines and environmental conditions that support quality sleep are important for promoting healthy development, good school performance and positive mood in children and teenagers. Children and adolescents are also at risk for sleep disordered breathing, often due to enlarged tonsils and adenoids. Children with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are often more inattentive and hyperactive compared to adults, who are more likely to complain of excessive sleepiness and fatigue.
Below are resources for parents we hope you find helpful.
- Your Child's Sleep Study
- Bedtime Problems
- Teeth Grinding
- Head Banging, Body Rocking and Head Rolling
- Night Terrors and Sleepwalking
- Restless Legs Syndrome
- Sleep in Newborns (Up to 2 Months)
- Sleep in Infants (2-12 Months)
- Sleep in Toddlers (1-3 Years)
- Sleep in Preschoolers (3-5 Years)
- Sleep Tips for Children
- Sleep Tips for Adolescents
- Tips For Getting Your Child To Wear CPAP/BIPAP
Additional Information on Pediatric Sleep Problems