There are many common reasons for sleep disturbances in children, some of which are temporary and others that are linked to chronic medical conditions. According to the American Pediatric Association, as many as 25 to 30 percents of all infants and children experience sleep problems at one time or another. Some of the most common sleep disturbances in children include insufficient sleep, bedtime settling problems, sleepwalking, sleep apnea, and narcolepsy. As with adults, sleep disorders in children can lead to moodiness, irritability, lack of focus, sleepiness in school, and other serious behavioral and learning problems.
At Tots N Teens Pediatrics, we strive to help parents find solutions to a wide range of medical conditions their children may be suffering from. When it comes to sleep disorders, we will work with you to get to the bottom of what is going on. We understand how frustrating it may be - for both parent and child - when your child is not getting the sleep they need. If your child is having a hard time sleeping or displaying any of the other symptoms we will go over below, please contact one of our three locations in Mesquite, Plano, and Forney to schedule an appointment with a provider.