Sleep is critical to all major functions of the body. In children, sleep is essential for proper mental and physical development. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), children and adolescents who do not get enough sleep have a higher risk for a number of health issues, including obesity, diabetes and behavior problems.
Any child who snores regularly, or has other signs of breathing problems during sleep, may benefit from an evaluation. Children suffering from attention deficit disorders (ADD), hyperactivity or general daytime sleepiness may also benefit from an evaluation to identify whether a sleep disorder is part of the problem.
Your child may benefit from a sleep study if they:
- Have trouble focusing or concentrating
- Fall asleep in school
- Perform poorly in school
- Are a “mouth breather”
- Snore loudly
- Often wets the bed
- Experience behavioral problems or mood changes
Inspira Sleep Centers provide specialized sleep evaluation and treatment for children with sleeping problems. After completing a nighttime diagnostic sleep study, one of our experienced physicians will determine a diagnosis for your child’s sleep problem and recommend appropriate treatment.