Sleep Disorders that Affect Children
Broad Range of Conditions
Sleep disorders that affect children cover a broad range of conditions including:
- night terrors
- circadian rhythm disorders
- poor sleep habits that require behavioral and lifestyle modifications
- obstructive sleep apnea (may be caused by an obstruction or blockage in the airways that causes pauses pauses in breathing during sleep)
Less commonly, difficulty falling asleep or staying awake may be signs of movement disorders, such as restless leg syndrome or head-banging.
Pediatric Sleep Disorders Specialists
Depending on the reason behind your child’s trouble sleeping, he or she may be treated by one or more members of our pediatric sleep disorders team. Our experts include pediatric specialists in child development and behavioral health, neurology, pulmonology, and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat, or ENT), who work together to provide the best care for your child.
Nationally Recognized Expertise
Our sleep disorder specialists are nationally recognized for their expertise. In addition to providing ongoing education to parents about their child’s sleep problems, our experts contribute to national discussions and publications on pediatric sleep problems, including sleep disorders associated with rare diseases, and the sleep-related problems that occur among children with chronic conditions.