Proper sleep is important in the healthy development of children. While children require more sleep than adults they are not always able to get the sleep that they need. If a sleep disorder is interrupting your child’s sleep, Quality Sleep Care may be able to find the cause by performing an Overnight Oximetry Sleep Study to monitor your child’s heart rate and oxygen levels.
Treating sleep disorders in children requires particular care. At Quality Sleep Care we have Registered Respiratory Therapists and Sleep Technologists with extensive pediatric sleep experience. We can help diagnose and provide treatment if necessary in a way that makes your child feel comfortable.
Consultation and treatment can make a world of difference in early childhood development. When a child is sound asleep studies show that there is an increase in the development of neuropathways. These identify memories as well as building mental connections in everything they learn in life. It is suggested, that the more neuropathways that are developed, the healthier a child’s mind and that the capacity for learning and emotional regulation is greater than that of a child that has not slept. We understand why your child’s sleep is so important to their health and we want to assure you that our specialized team can make the difference in your child’s sleeping patterns. Our integrated Sleep Assure Program™ ensures that your child gets the correct treatment and then is continually monitored over time to ensure the therapy continues to work properly for them.
There are several indicators that your child may suffer from a sleep disorder, including:
• Excessive sleepiness
-Poor focus or difficulty staying awake at school
• Bed wetting
• Behavioural problems
-Frequent Night Terrors (tend to happen earlier on in the night and it can be difficult for your child to wake up) or frequent Nightmares (tend to happen after midnight from REM sleep and normally the child wakes easily from the bed dream).
• Sleep walking
There can be many causes of behavioural troubles in children and for this reason sleep disorders are sometimes overlooked as a cause. Aggression, hyperactivity and impulsivity in children have all been linked to inadequate sleep. Assessing a child’s sleeping patterns can help ameliorate behavioural problems early on and also improve mental health for a healthier and happier life.