Understanding The Causes Of Pediatric Sleep Disorders

August 16, 2014 by  
Filed under Sleep Disorder Info

Pediatric sleep disorders is common to young children and infants which then causes them to suffer from insomnia and having to endure fatigue as well as drowsiness – much in the same manner as is experienced by adults that too suffer from sleeping disorders. The only ray of light in regard to pediatric sleep disorders is that the condition is more easily diagnosed which means that chances of early treatment is improved thereby minimizing the effects of pediatric sleep disorders on the child’s ability to study and play as well as pursue different hobbies.

Stress And Constipation, And More

There are a number of possible causes of pediatric sleep disorders that include among other things, stress and constipation as too pain that is experienced for several different reasons. A child that has nightmares and who frequently wets their beds as well as who feels anxiety and is afraid of the dark too will be more likely to suffer from pediatric sleep disorders.

Stress in young children occurs because of having to do excessive amount of homework as too because of the local school bully and even because of the teacher scolding the child. At home, things such as marital discord too can cause anxiety and fear that in turn can cause insomnia in young children.

Sometimes the reason for pediatric sleep disorders can be nothing more serious than overeating or an upset stomach and in such cases the pain felt at night because of a constipated stomach can lead to impairment in night sleep for which the parent will need to provide their children with suitable analgesics to help alleviate the condition.

Pediatric sleep disorders are also brought on by conditions such as sleep apnea as too restless legs and Bruxism (grinding of teeth) too can lead to sleep disorders in the young. Children are generally fearful of darkness and this too can cause pediatric sleep disorders. A solution is to leave a night light on so that there is less to fear in regard to being alone in the dark. It is also recommended that parents do not encourage their children to watch horror movies since the effects of such movies too can be severe enough to cause pediatric sleep disorders.

Sending a child that suffers from pediatric sleep disorders to a pediatric sleep disorder center can prove to be vital in helping the affected child overcome their physical and mental as well as emotional fears. At these centers, young children can be diagnosed as well as treated in a more effective manner which is good enough reason to consider this option.

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