Common Sleep Problems in Kids

Sleep Problems
Sleeping problems could be very disturbing for the whole family. Having a child who is not sleeping properly during the night could grow into a larger problem for everyone if left untreated. So, here are some of the common problems that your child could suffer from!

Night Terrors
This condition makes the child wake up abruptly in the middle of his or her sleep with their eyes wide open, thrashing about as if trying to escape something. The best thing you can do is simply comfort your child until consolable and lay them back to sleep.

Sleep-talking and Sleepwalking
Sleep-talking and sleepwalking are common in children, occurring more in boys than in girls. In order to prevent this, make sure your windows and doors are locked and that stairs are blocked by a gate. Never shake your child if they are sleepwalking: simply guide them back to bed.

Bed-wetting is very common among kids. Try to make your child use the bathroom before bedtime and avoid drinking liquids at least one hour before bed. Eventually they may outgrow this problem, but make sure to talk to your child’s pediatrician.

Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea affects the child’s ability to breathe properly in which the airways become blocked, affecting the child’s ability to receive oxygen. Talk to your child’s pediatrician who will be able to diagnose the disease and provide a solution, such as removal of the tonsils in case of tonsillitis.