Everyone recognizes the importance of a good night’s sleep. For children, it’s even more important since that’s when their body makes the cells he or she needs to grow and mature.
There are a few signs of sleep problems in children. One of the most common is the tendency to fall asleep at inappropriate times, such as during play time for toddlers or class time for adolescents. Some children with sleep issues may also have behavior problems such as impulsivity or over-activity and mood disturbances. Another sign may be that your child requires a nap during the day, as children older than 4 don’t usually need naps.
If you have concerns about your child’s sleep, Banner Children’s is here to help. Our experienced, dedicated sleep professionals can help diagnose and treat many sleep-related disorders, such as:
- Excessive sleepiness
- Movement disorders
- Sleep apnea
- Sleep/wake schedule problems