Check out this video about health issues related to a lack of sleep. You'll also hear tips for falling asleep, and getting better sleep!
If you may be suffering from a sleep disorder, be sure to discuss your treatment options with a sleep expert here at Comfort Sleep. Our experienced team can help you assess your needs through a controlled sleep study so that you can begin creating healthy sleeping habits for improved everyday life. Call us at (732) 455-3030 to learn more about our services.
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One of the biggest responsibilities that parents have is to carefully monitor their children’s health and to know when to seek treatment for certain illnesses or conditions. For kids who experience sleeping problems, it’s a good idea for parents to consider a sleep study as a means of evaluating their children’s needs. If your child hasn’t been sleeping well, he or she may have one of these common pediatric sleep disorders:
Children who experience night terrors typically become startled around two to three hours after falling asleep, during the transition from non-REM (Rapid Eye Movement) to REM sleep stages. Their physical response is often to sit up, scream, and express inconsolable fear. Parents should not try to wake their children during such episodes, but rather offer relief by reducing stress during the child’s day. Fortunately, because night terrors occur while the child is deeply asleep, he or she will likely have no memory of the episode.
Bedwetting is medically referred to as “nocturnal enuresis” and is a common pediatric sleep disorder. Researchers who have performed sleep studies believe that bedwetting occurs during the non-REM stage as a result of various causes, including developmental delays. Behavioral interventions or alterations are the best therapies for preventing bedwetting.
Sleepwalking is most commonly seen in young males who may also suffer from nocturnal enuresis. To protect children who regularly sleepwalk, it’s important to never attempt to wake them rigorously. Parents should also be sure to lock windows and doors in the home to better ensure a sleepwalking child’s safety.
Children with significant snoring problems or mouth breathing while sleeping may be among the one to three percent of American kids with sleep apnea. Sleep apnea among young patients is often caused by childhood obesity or allergies. A sleep study in a professional sleep lab is the most effective way to determine the cause of the disorder before proper treatment can be discussed.
If your child is suffering from a pediatric sleep disorder, speak with one of the professionals here at Comfort Sleep. Our sleep experts can help you get to the bottom of the problem to begin an effective treatment plan. Call us at (732) 455-3030 to learn more about our pediatric services.
Those who suffer from narcolepsy have trouble remaining awake, due to certain neurological malfunctions that cause an interruption between cycles of sleeping and waking.
As you will learn in this video, the brain’s capacity to sleep is reliant on the proper function of neurotransmitters that are responsible for relaying signals that either inhibit or incite wakefulness. Narcoleptic behavior typically manifests in a state of cataplexy or automatic actions, such as walking or driving while asleep.
There are treatments available for those who suffer from narcolepsy, most of which focus on improving alertness and the ability to remain awake. If you or a loved one has narcolepsy, you can rely on the sleep specialists here at Comfort Sleep for effective coping strategies and therapies. Call us at (732) 455-3030 to learn more about the sleep disorders we treat.