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My 7 and 9 year old are living proof that no two children are alike. They are both great kids, but I worry my 7 year old is becoming an insomniac. Can children have sleep disorders?
The simple answer is yes! Children are every bit as susceptible to sleep problems as adults, with almost 70% of children under the age of 10 experiencing some type of sleep issue. Children ca... read more
The simple answer is yes! Children are every bit as susceptible to sleep problems as adults, with almost 70% of children under the age of 10 experiencing some type of sleep issue. Children can suffer everything from insomnia, restless leg syndrome, and sleepwalking to sleep talking, night terrors and even, sleep apnea. I would suggest you speak to your family doctor or pediatrician if your child is suffering from any of these concerns. Also consider seeking a sleep medicine physician, as we specialize in nothing but treating sleep issues. The most important thing is to identify the problem and take steps to correct it, so your child can get the sleep they need.