Are Sleep Disorders in Kids Common?
Yes! Children can suffer from a variety of sleep problems. About one of every three kids in the United States suffers from a sleep disorder. In fact, experts in pediatric sleep medicine agree that ALL children with suspected ADHD should have a sleep evaluation BEFORE being put on medications. Historically kids with sleep disorders are underdiagnosed.
If your child often feels sleepy during the day, snores on most nights, or has ADD/ADHD, they may have a sleep disorder. Roy Sleep Medicine has years of experience diagnosing and treating a wide range of pediatric sleep disorders. Dr. Roy and his knowledgeable staff will work closely with you to diagnose and effectively treat your child’s sleep disorder.
What are some common pediatric sleep disorders?
Our physicians at Roy Sleep Medicine can diagnose and treat a wide range of pediatric sleep disorders. Some of the more common sleep disorders in kids include sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome, insomnia, and narcolepsy. The sleep disorder with some of the most negative long-term impact upon a child is sleep apnea. This is a very serious and potentially dangerous sleep disorder that affects about 1 in every 35 kids nationwide! The incidence of sleep apnea increases in overweight kids. Unfortunately, the majority of these kids remain undiagnosed.
What are common symptoms of pediatric sleep disorders?
If your child is exhibiting any of these signs or symptoms, there may be a sleep disorder:
- Falling asleep or can’t pay attention in school
- Falling grades
- Increased awakenings during the night
- Snoring on most nights
- “ADD” or “ADHD”
- Feelings of “creepy-crawly” sensations on the legs at night
- High Blood Pressure
Why use Roy Sleep Medicine?
Our physicians are known by our physician colleagues and residents of North Alabama for our wide scope of knowledge, open, family-centered communication, and compassion. for our wide scope of knowledge, open, family-centered communication, and compassion.
Dr. Roy and Dr. Molina are experts in the fields of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, their sleep clinic is different than any other sleep clinic in Alabama. During your child’s office visit, Dr. Roy and Dr. Molina will spend a great deal of time speaking with the entire family. As, pediatricians, Dr. Roy and Dr. Molina understand the importance of patience and strong communication with each child’s parents and the importance of creating a bond with his young patients. His staff is exceptionally well-trained, sensitive, and caring. Dr. Roy and Dr. Molina openly encourage parents to read on the internet about their child’s sleep disorder Dr. Roy and Dr. Molina strongly believe that a well-informed parent makes the best decisions for their child. However, when a child is the patient, the child is always the most important person in the room.