Treatment for Children
The Sleep Center at Floyd Medical Center performs diagnostic sleep studies on children ages 6 and older. Working with your child's physician, we use data gathered in this sleep study to help us determine how to best help your child sleep well.
Most kids between the ages of 6 - 12 get about 9.5 hours of sleep a night. However, experts with the National Sleep Foundation recommend that children this age need an average of 10 to 11 hours of sleep each night.
Signs of a Sleep Disorder
Signs that a child might have a sleep problem are often not obvious. There are many symptoms of an untreated sleep disorder in children including:
- Trouble remembering things
- Daytime sleepiness
- Difficulty concentrating
- Restless sleep
- Unexplained headaches
In addition, a sleep disorder may cause attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder tendencies.
Pediatric patients who show signs of a sleep disturbance may have one of the following sleep disorders.
- Sleep apnea
- Circadian rhythm disturbances
- Teeth grinding or clenching
- Night terrors
For more information about the Sleep Disorders Center or pediatric sleep studies, call 706.509.5160.