About Child Sleep Disorders, its Symptoms and Treatment Information
Children can suffer due to varied types of sleep disorders. Sleep disorders makes if difficult for a child to lead a normal life. Disturbed sleep affects all the activities performed in a day. Sleep disorders not only affects the child but also affects the parents of the child and other members of the family, as it causes great level of discomfort to the child.
Obstructive sleep apnea causes episodes of cessation of breathing during night time sleep, several hundred times in a night. Snoring is a warning indication that the sleeper may be a victim of sleep apnea. Narcolepsy is a disorder characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness and periods of muscle weakness. This child sleep disorder causes accidents and injury from falling asleep while driving or doing other dangerous tasks.A sleep disorder that keeps the child awake night after night and that leads to sleep deprivation is called insomnia. Seasonal affective disorder is caused by insufficient sunlight during the long dark days of winter.
sleep phase syndrome is a debilitating disorder where the circadian
rhythm seems to be reversed. This disorder severely damages nighttime
sleeping and the excessive daytime sleepiness interferes with the normal
functioning of the child. Restless legs syndrome is a sleep disorder
that causes burning, itching, crawling sensations in the legs. These
sensations force the victim to move the limbs to get some relief. Sleepwalking
is one of the other common sleep disorders that are considered not so
harmful, provided the sleeper is in a ground floor room that is free
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