When a child sleeps poorly, the health of the entire family is affected. Children with sleep problems are often:
All of which can have a negative impact on parents and siblings. Don't let your child's sleep problems become a nightmare for the whole family. If your child has sleep problems that persist for more than a few nights, it's time to seek help. The first step is to talk with your child's pediatrician, who may refer you to the center.
The Sleep Medicine and Research Center evaluates children for a variety of sleep disturbances. In some cases, children snore or breathe noisily while sleeping. Our certified sleep specialists can help you determine if the sleep problem is medical or behavioral in nature.
In some cases, our physician may suggest a sleep study. We have a designated pediatric bedroom, and our technical staff is skilled at making both parents and children comfortable with this painless procedure. Shalini Paruthi, MD, is experienced in pediatric care and works closely with families to make sure they are properly addressing any clinical sleep issues with the appropriate treatment options.
The Sleep Medicine and Research Center can also work with parents to address issues related to nightmares, sleep terrors, sleepwalking, bed-wetting and other abnormal occurrences during sleep.
Pediatric Sleep Handouts
Here are some pediatric sleep handouts that you might find useful. Please feel free to use the handouts, but we encourage you to bring your child in for an evaluation if you suspect any sleep issues.