Sleep and Sleep Disorders in Children (cont.)
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Sleep Problems and Sleep Disorders Symptoms
There is no absolute definition of a sleep problem in children, but it is possible to categorize the problems as behavioral or physiological. In addition, it is important to remember that most parental complaints regarding their child's sleeping habits focus on how hard it is to convince their child to either go to sleep or stay asleep. Transient episodes of sleep problems are very common, but usually not serious. Often simple behavioral changes can lead to improvement, and thus it is necessary to identify the underlying possible cause (too many naps, long naps, early bedtime, caffeine, illness, and physical discomfort) in order to correct the sleep problem.
Behaviorally-based sleep disorders are often categorized by complaint or by symptoms.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/5/2016
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