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The sleep medicine specialists at Bogan Sleep Consultants in Columbia, SC, know plenty when it comes to pediatric sleep disorders. "Up to 50% of children will experience a sleep problem," according to the American Academy of Family Physicians. Sleep disorders in children may be a consequence of:
- daytime sleepiness
- behavioral problems
- learning difficulties
- motor vehicle crashes in teenagers
- poor academic performance
But what is a pediatric sleep disorder?
Children or teenagers who experience disrupted sleep may suffer from cognitive and behavioral issues, unlike adults who experience daytime sleepiness. Disorders include sleep apnea, the repeated partial or complete blockage of breathing pathways during sleep.
Other types of sleep disorders include arousal disorders, snoring, Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome (UARS), Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), Central Sleep Apnea (CSA), Restless Legs Syndrome, insomnia, hypersomnia and nighttime sleep behaviors/Parasomnias.
So how do you treat your child's sleep?
- You need to have a structure for your child. Regular bedtime. Regular waking time. Weekends and weekday sleep and wake up schedules should be consistent as well, veering off by about only 30 minutes.
- Establish a bedtime routine: a bath and a bedtime story.
- Avoid giving your children food and beverages containing caffeine within six hours of their bedtime, and make sure the bedroom is dark, that the bedroom temperature is comfortable and avoid loud noises.
- Avoid large meals close to bedtime and make after-dinner playtime relaxing, instead of a stimulus-inducing time that will only make children more awake. This means no television, computer, mobile phone, radio, or music playing while the child is going to sleep.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding child sleep disorders, don't hesitate to contact Bogan Sleep Consultants in Columbia, SC, today.
How your sleep specialist in Columbia, South Carolina can help you sleep better
Are you having trouble getting to sleep, or staying asleep? Everyone has sleep issues occasionally, but if you find yourself tossing and turning, feeling sleepy during the day, and having problems concentrating, you could have a sleep disorder. The good news is, your sleep specialist can help. Dr. Richard K. Bogan at Bogan Sleep Consultants in Columbia, South Carolina is an expert at diagnosing and treating sleep disorders.
Sleep disorders are a common problem. Some of the most common sleep disorders treated at Bogan Sleep Consultants include:
Chronic or acute insomnia, which means you have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep; this problem can cause grogginess, lower performance at work, and difficulty concentrating.
Snoring and sleep apnea, which happens when the tissue at the back of your throat relaxes and blocks your airway; these conditions can be treated with a CPAP which ensures a continuous flow of oxygen, or a mandibular advancement appliance, which holds your lower jaw forward, keeping your airway open.
Narcolepsy, which is a type of epilepsy involving periods of suddenly falling asleep; narcolepsy can cause performance issues at work, problems operating a vehicle, and difficulty getting through your daily activities.
The first step in dealing with sleep problems is to modify your environment at home. Your bedroom should be a place of rest, so remove the television, computer, phones, and other screens. Establishing a routine of warm baths, relaxing music, reading, and other restful activities can help you get to sleep.
Dr. Bogan may recommend a sleep study to help determine the sleep disorder you are suffering from. He has state-of-the-art methods and equipment to diagnose and treat your sleep disorder.
To find out more about services available at Bogan Sleep Consultants, please visit the Services section on the website at http://www.bogansleep.com/services.html
If you are lying awake night after night or waking up from a sound sleep, it’s time to seek out the help of an expert, your sleep specialist. You can get a good night’s sleep. Just call Dr. Richard K. Bogan at Bogan Sleep Consultants in Columbia, South Carolina today.
A sleep disorder is any condition or complication that negatively affects your ability to sleep soundly. Adults are supposed to sleep between seven and nine hours per day, but children need more according to the National Sleep Foundation. Understand the sleep disorders that most commonly affect children and how they can be treated effectively by a sleep doctor at Bogan Sleep Consultants, LLC in Columbia, SC.
Why Children Really Need Their Rest
When they are first born, children need between 14 and 17 hours of sleep per day according to data published by the National Sleep Foundation. That number changes to about nine to 11 hours for school-aged children. A child generally needs more sleep than an adult because their bodies and minds are still developing and growing. Sleep promotes healthy growth and keeps the brain functioning optimally. It gives kids the energy they need to be physically active throughout their day and process their thoughts to be effective in school. It can also provide health benefits, boosting their immune systems and reducing the effects of stress.
Common Childhood Sleep Disorders
When a child is having trouble sleeping, it’s an issue that needs to be identified and resolved as quickly as possible. These are a few of the most common sleep disorders that are treated by the specialists at Bogan Sleep Consultants, LLC in Columbia, SC:
- Sleep apnea (waking many times during the night due to air passage obstructions).
- Night terrors, nightmares, or sleepwalking (also called parasomnias).
- Behavioral insomnia (difficulty getting to sleep caused by anxiety or hyperactivity).
- Unhealthy sleep patterns caused by environmental factors, such as living in an area that’s noisy or disruptive at night.
Sleep Disorder Remedies and Treatments
The sleep doctors at Bogan Sleep Consultants, LLC have a number of solutions for parents who believe their children are struggling with a sleep disorder. Here are courses of treatment that you’ll discuss:
- A sleep test, such as a Polysomnogram (PSG) or Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT).
- CPAP mask or an oral appliance (for sleep apnea).
- Weight loss and nutritional consultations.
- Referral for behavioral therapy and recommendations that will promote better sleeping habits.
Partner with Your Child’s Sleep Doctor
Both adults and children need the help of a sleep doctor when they are struggling with sleep disorders. Call (803) 251-3093 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Richard Bogan at Bogan Sleep Consultants in Columbia, SC.
Your child exhibits behavior problems both at school and at home. He's irritable, tired and struggling with homework assignments. What's happening with your child? You should consider a consultation with Dr. Richard Bogan of Bogan Sleep Consultants in Columbia, SC. A well-credentialed sleep specialist, Dr. Bogan assists families who experience sleep disorders. Just as adults do, youngsters can have problems with getting the rest they need to be happy, healthy and well-functioning.
Your child needs to sleep
The National Sleep Foundation says that your school-age child (ages six to 13) needs at least 11 hours of sleep every night. If a child gets less, if it's interrupted or if the bedroom environment that doesn't promote good sleep hygiene (no noise, no light, right temperature), a sleep disorder may develop.
Common childhood sleep disorders
There are many, and they run in the gamut in severity. They often include:
- Sleep apnea, or breathing cessation and snoring caused by airway obstruction (Obstructive Sleep Apnea) or poor communication between the brain and the respiratory system (Central Sleep Apnea)
- Restless leg syndrome in which the child experiences unconscious and sometimes vigorous leg movements as he or she sleeps
- Narcolepsy, or easily falling asleep during the day
- Insomnia, the inability to fall asleep or stay asleep
- Night terrors, or vivid nightmares
- Sleep paralysis in which the child cannot move
Unfortunately, these sleep disorders not only affect the sufferers with depression, anxiety and more, but they often disrupt entire households, says the Stanford Sleep Medicine Center.
Treating sleep disorders
Dr. Bogan may suggest parents keep a diary of their child's sleep patterns and concerning behaviors. Also, he encourages the development of a restful and quiet bedtime routine for the entire household.
Additionally, your sleep specialist may recommend some sleep studies either at home or at the sleep lab at Bogan Sleep Consultants. For instance, a Multiple Sleep Latency Test measures how quickly a patient falls asleep. A fully-monitored polysomnogram reveals sleep cycles, respiratory and heart rate, brain and muscle activity and other factors which affect how deeply someone sleeps.
With collected data and symptomology, Dr. Bogan can formulate a sleep care plan tailored to your child's needs.
Find out more
If you're concerned about your child's sleep patterns and what they may do to his or her health and well-being, please call Bogan Sleep Consultants for a consultation. Dr. Bogan will direct you to the right course of action so both you and your child rest well and feel better. Call today: (803) 251-3093.