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Sleep In Children
The website noted below lists the following including difficulty with sleeplessness. Psychiatric side effects have included sleep disturbances, night terrors, inability to concentrate, and aggressiveness. Paranoid psychosis, increased libido, and increased state of depression with overt suicidal intentions have been reported rarely.
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Sleep apnea: Sleep apnea in children is a pause in breathing while asleep. Many children who have sleep apnea will snore too. Babies with sleep apnea don't usually snore but may have other developmental problems or may have an illness (like whooping cough or respiratory syncytial virus -rsv) that causes them to become stop breathing. A pause of 20seconds or more is too much - talk to your doctor. ...Read more
I never recommend it: Kids are often groggy after a dose of benedryl, which is the main component of otc sleep aids. Beyond that, I do not recommend or ever prescribe sleeping pills for kids. If they have a sleeping disorder, they should be properly evaluated and the origin of their problems solved. ...Read more
Do they do sleep studies for children? I had issues, and now my children have sleep issues as well. Melatonin isn't helping much. It takes up to 5hrs.
Sleep position: Pediatric sleep apnea can be a serious condition. There are two types, central and obstructive. Both can be diagnosed with a sleep study. Obstructive sleep apnea is usually treated with surgery, while central apnea is treated with a CPAP machine, worn at night to keep the airway open. Sleep position, or weight loss if overweight can reduce apnea. ...Read more
What can cause obstructive sleep apnea in children that already have their adenoids & tonsils out?
Is it breathing?: If the sleep disorder you are asking about is obstructive sleep apnea, you can use a nose mask called a cpap; often children respond well to having oversized tonsils and adenoids removed. Other sleep disorders require different treatments. There are 85 kinds of sleep disorders, not all affecting children. ...Read more
Only if the floor is: Too cold and drafty or there is a lot of dirt and dust that they could be allergic to. Allergies to rodents if you have mice in your house. Bug stings and bites, etc. Otherwise nothing specific. ...Read more