The term Pediatric Sleep Disorders is used for defining a set of disorders that affects the sleep patterns of the child. It includes symptoms related to sleeplessness, which include restless leg syndrome, inability to sleep at night, child insomnia, frequent waking and nightmares, and various other forms of sleeping trouble at night.
HOW IS PEDIATRIC SLEEP DISORDERS DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of the same is done by a pediatrician who would also check for physical and behavioural attributes. Based on the symptoms, the required tests are devised.
HOW IS PEDIATRIC SLEEP DISORDERS TREATED?
Treatment of Pediatric Sleep Disorders is based on the underlying cause of the disorder. Any chronic or temporary health condition that may be causing the disorder will need to be corrected. In some cases muscle relaxants may be given. The child’s age needs to be considered before deciding on the treatment method.
DID YOU KNOW?
Studies have shown that poor sleep quality and/or quantity in children are associated with a host of problems, including academic, behavioural, developmental and social difficulties, weight abnormalities, and other health problems.