Sleep disorders can impact children and teens in many ways. From social-emotional adjustment to school performance it is important for both parents and educators to understand how sleep works and how disruptions in normal sleep patterns can affect children and teenagers.
Recognizing and Treating Sleep Disorders
Some sleep disturbances in children and teens are mild, fairly common, and fairly easy to treat. Others may be more stubborn, or they may be signs of potential physical problems that could have long-term consequences if left untreated.
Common sleep disorders in children and teens include: