Sleep Disorders

Sleep disorders are associated with many different initial complaints. At Pediatric Pulmonary and Sleep Specialists, we care for all manner of pediatric sleep problems, from bedtime fears (and possible stubbornness!) to snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. Here is a list of symptoms that deserves evaluation by a pediatric sleep physician:

  • Snoring
  • Makes other noises during sleep (gasping, sighing)
  • Is sleepier than expected during the daytime (sleeps on car rides, complains of being tired)
  • Has trouble falling asleep
  • Has trouble staying asleep
  • Wets the bed (past the age of 5 years)
  • Has trouble falling asleep due to leg discomfort
  • Sleepwalks excessively
  • Has frequent sleep terrors
  • Exhibits sudden behavioral problems at school or at home
  • Shows signs of memory dysfunction or a lack of concentration
  • Grinds teeth during sleep
  • Moves excessively during sleep
  • Has a craniofacial abnormality that may contribute to difficulty breathing during sleep
Talk to your general pediatrician, your allergist, pulmonologist, or psychiatrist about seeking additional help with your child's sleep. Not all children with sleeping trouble need a sleep study. The initial evaluation with a sleep specialist will be important in determining the necessity of such a test.
Pediatric Pulmonary and Sleep Specialists - Diagnosis and Treatment of Respiratory and Sleep Disorders - Cystic Fibrosis, Neuromuscular Disease, Chronic Lung Disease, Asthma - Dallas, TX