Is your child not paying attention in school, becoming unruly or performing poorly in his or her classwork? Behavioral problems, crankiness and hyperactivity can sometimes be attributed to poor sleep habits.
Adults are not the only ones who suffer from a poor night’s sleep. Did you know that more children are experiencing sleep issues than ever before?
As adults, we know the impact that lack of sleep has on us and how it contributes to overall health related illness. When children don’t have a sleep routine or are over stimulated, it can impact the quality of their sleep. Parents might not think that a Sleep Center treats children or that it can be a resource for worried moms and dads. In fact, the Sky Ridge Sleep Disorders Center treats children from 8 to 18 as well as adults.
Here are some tips to help establish healthy sleep habits for your children:
The key is to know when to seek help. Snoring is NOT normal in children. If your child is snoring or exhibits behavioral problems such as daytime sleepiness or hyperactivity, you should talk to your doctor to possibly schedule a sleep study.
Could Your Teen be Sleep Deprived?
Recognize the signs of sleep deprivation and sleep problems by asking yourself if your teen:
If you suspect your teen has a sleep problem, please call the Sky Ridge Sleep Disorders Center at 720-225-3100.