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Getting your child to sleep through the night is a major goal for most parents, but it can be reassuring to know that there are actually some benefits to all those sleepless nights. However, it’s important to be aware of why your child is waking up and when this could be a problem. Some issues such as sleep apnoea can be very serious and need to be managed by a doctor.
None of us actually sleep all the way through the night. We usually wake up a few times, but we fall asleep so quickly and easily that we don’t realise it happened or remember it in the morning. When children wake up during the night, it can be a little bit more dramatic. Babies and young children often need something when they wake up and they haven’t yet learned how to get back to sleep by themselves.
Waking up during the night is very normal for babies and children, but it can sometimes be a problem:
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