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Why do children suffer from sleep apnoea?
Sleep apnoea happens when the throat relaxes so much during sleep that the walls collapse, making your child's airway narrower than usual. Sometimes enlarged tonsils or adenoids can also cause Sleep apnoea in Children.
Is Insomnia a different type of sleep disorder?
Insomnia is a particular kind of sleep disorder that causes problems getting to sleep or staying asleep. Prolonged periods of insomnia can have a significant mental and physical effect on your child and on the rest of the family.
Do children usually suffer from Night Terrors?
Night terrors are caused by an abnormal sleep state known as parasomnia. Your child seems as if he or she is awake but they are actually in a stage of sleep.
Can Children suffer from a Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome?
Delayed sleep phase causes a child to stay awake after their normal bedtime and therefore needs to stay in bed for longer in the morning. Delayed sleep phase is particularly common in teenagers as their minds and bodies are developing so quickly.
Why does my child keep falling asleep?
The most obvious symptom of narcolepsy is that it can cause sudden sleep attacks, when your child may fall asleep very quickly and without any warning. As well as these sleep attacks, patients with narcolepsy can also suddenly feel weak, floppy when laughing and may fall to the ground.
Why does my child snore so much?
Snoring is very common, in both children and adults. It isn't usually a sign of anything to worry about, but loud persistent snoring in children can be a symptom of something more serious.
How do I know my child has a sleep problem? Getting a good night's sleep isn't just about sleeping for the right amount of time. The quality of sleep matters too. If your child isn't feeling refreshed when they wake up, it is important to find out what's wrong.