Sleep Disorders in Children

Sleeping BabyAs many as 30 different sleep disorders are described in children. Some of them are:

  • Pediatric obstructive sleep apnea
  • Apnea of infancy
  • Apnea of prematurity
  • Night-time bedwetting
  • Nocturnal gastro-esophageal reflux with asthma
  • Sleep-walking
  • Confusional arousals
  • Nocturnal seizures
  • Narcolepsy
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Chronic fatigue due to non-restorative sleep
  • Delayed sleep phase syndrome

Symptoms of sleep disorders in children may go un-noticed for a long time. There can be some things that occur in the daytime or at night that may alert an astute parent to the possibility of a sleep disorder in their child. Some of them are:

  • Difficulty waking up in the morning
  • Easily falling asleep on the way to or from school
  • Falling asleep in the classroom
  • Fatigue
  • Cranky baby or child
  • Weight gain or weight loss
  • Moodiness
  • Headaches
  • Snoring or mouth breathing during sleep
  • Bedwetting during sleep
  • Recurrent upper respiratory infections or tonsillitis
  • Asthma, particularly exertional form of asthma
  • Deteriorating performance at school or athletics
  • Depression or behavioral disorders
  • Sleep-walking or Confusional arousal

Our board-certified sleep doctor is trained in pediatric sleep disorders and has extensive experience in their diagnosis and treatment. You can call us at (903) 787-7533 or go HERE to begin the process to schedule a personalized consultation with us at Sleep Medicine Institute of Texas, PA.