About Sleep disorders in children

Most sleep disorders in children occur between the age of four and eight. Better support from the physician, parents, and family members is important to overcome the problems caused by this disorder. Many types of sleep disorders occur in children. Some of the sleep disorders in children are mild causing minimal problems while some others are serious causing long lasting effects.



Nightmares and night terrors are some of the common sleep disorders in children which cause great damage to children with the fear of dark. Night terror makes the child awaken suddenly, scream in terror to escape from a terrifying dream that the child hardly remembers. Sleepwalking or somnambulism is one of the other common sleep disorders in children that does not cause any harm provided the child is in a safe environment. Talking while asleep and sleeping with open eyes are some of the symptoms of this type of disorder.

Bruxism is one of the other sleep disorders in children which involves the grinding and gnashing of the teeth while asleep. This is a very annoying sleep disturber which can lead to dental problems. Head banging or rolling is one of the other common sleep disorders in children, which is performed by children when dropping off to sleep and it is harmless and diminishes with the growth of the children.Periodic limb movement and restless legs syndrome is one of the other common sleep disorders in children that is very disturbing, both to the parents and to the child.

The urge caused by this disorder to move the legs could also lead to sleepwalking, nightmares and insomnia. Sleep apnea is one of the other common sleep disorders in children that cause children to frequently stop breathing while sleeping. Whenever a child is diagnosed to have this disorder, treatment needs to be started as soon as possible. Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is one of the other common sleep disorders in children, which is one of the worst and most dreaded sleep disorders that cause immediate death of the child with no specific reason.


 






 

 

 

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