"In light of this and similar studies, I believe all children with these types of neurologic challenges should be screened for associated sleep disorders. As these problems are becoming more and more prevalent, I believe that neurotoxicity may be increasingly responsible. We are doing Neurotoxicity Testing through my office in Loveland, CO to ensure that all children with neurologic challenges get these critical tests."
Director of Diagnostic Sleep Solutions at the Neuroscience Center of the Rockies
and the Sleep Center of the Rockies
Sleep problems are among the most common issues that parents can have with their children. When faced with the difficult task of getting your child to sleep (and sleep well) through the night, you may want to throw your hands up, not knowing the cause or understanding how to alleviate it.
The fact is that children, like many adults, go through their days deprived of sleep. Problems with insomnia, sleep apnea, and restless legs syndrome are seen across the age spectrum. However, normal developmental changes between infancy and adolescense are associated with some sleep concerns that are more unique to children, such as bedwetting and night terrors.
Any sleep disorder in a child is something to be taken seriously. Similar to the effects on adults, sleep deprivation impairs the child's memory, ability to learn, and overall emotional state, including behavioral disorders such as ADD and ADHD.
If you suspect that your child may have a sleep disorder, please contact the Sleep Center today.