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How can I help my child's sleep problems?

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If your child is sleep walking, wetting the bed, or having other sleep disturbances such as night terrors, talk with his doctor. Sometimes, emotional stress is the reason. In most cases, the problem can be treated with a few behavioral interventions.

Watch your child as he sleeps to determine a pattern, whether he snores or may have sleep apnea. If your child has allergies or asthma, make sure he's taking medication properly. Again, your child's doctor is the best source for treatments for sleep problems.

From: Sleep Disorders in Children WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: American Family Physician: "Sleep Problems and Sleep Disorders in Children." University of Michigan Health System: "Sleep Problems." National Sleep Foundation: "Coping with Children’s Sleep Problems." National Sleep Foundation: "Children, Obesity and Sleep."



Reviewed by Amita Shroff on February 20, 2019

SOURCES: American Family Physician: "Sleep Problems and Sleep Disorders in Children." University of Michigan Health System: "Sleep Problems." National Sleep Foundation: "Coping with Children’s Sleep Problems." National Sleep Foundation: "Children, Obesity and Sleep."



Reviewed by Amita Shroff on February 20, 2019

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