Pediatric Sleep Disorders
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Is your child getting a good night's sleep?
The amount of sleep a child requires in a 24-hour period can vary from 10 - 14 hours depending on the child's age. Children are affected by lack of sleep as much as adults, but kids can still appear to have a lot of energy.
Signs To Look For
- memory loss
- lack of focus, short attention span
- social issues
Approximately 25% of all children experience some type of sleep problem at some point during childhood, often going unrecognized.
Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Pediatric obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a sleep disorder responsible for many children not getting the quality sleep they require to function well. It occurs when a child’s upper airway becomes partially or completely blocked repeatedly during sleep. Some common causes may include overgrown tonsils or adenoids or both. Children often have only partially blocked airways and wake up less during sleep than do adults with sleep apnea. Problems with daytime behavior and attention span are seen in children with OSA.
It is vitally important to take a closer look... Most children are not good at verbalizing that they are tired, so parents need to watch closely for clues that their child may have a problem.