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Sleeping is required for normal growth and development. Sleep disorders are common in children and can have a negative impact on their health and well-being.

KEY POINTS

Childhood sleep complaints are common. Some of these complaints may be signs of a sleep disorder.

A sleep disorder can cause problems for your child’s daytime alertness, mood, school performance and safety.

Treating a sleep disorder may prevent or minimize its negative effects on health and performance.

Common sleep disorders include obstructive sleep apnea, parasomnias, behavioral insomnia of childhood, delayed sleep-wake phase disorder and restless legs syndrome.

Circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders can contribute to insomnia, sleepiness and safety concerns, as well as other health consequences such as obesity and diabetes.

Is My Child At Risk:

Up to 50% of all children have a sleep problem, but a much smaller percentage of children have a serious sleep disorder.

GENERAL OVERVIEW

Sleep is required for the healthy development of a child’s body and brain. Poor sleep in a child can cause:

Daytime sleepiness

Irritability

Behavioral problems

Learning difficulties

Poor academic performance

Motor vehicle accidents in teens

The most common sleep problem in children is a lack of adequate sleep time. Younger children require the longest sleep duration. Children require less sleep as they age.

TIPS

Help your child develop healthy sleep habits that will last a lifetime:

Set a regular bedtime for your child.

Develop a relaxing bedtime routine to help your child settle down at night.

Set a “technology curfew” to limit use of cell phones, tablets and other devices in the evening.

Create a soothing bedroom environment that is quiet, dark and cool.

COMMON CHILDHOOD SLEEP DISORDERS INCLUDE:

Obstructive sleep apnea

Delayed sleep-wake phase disorder

Parasomnias

Behavioral insomnia of childhood

Restless legs syndrome

Next Steps

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: CONTENT DEVELOPED BY THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF SLEEP MEDICINE

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