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Pediatric Sleep Services at Indian Path Medical Center

Children’s Sleep Assessment Questions

Bedtime Problems
Does your child have any problems going to bed or falling asleep? Yes or No

Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
Does your child seem overtired or sleepy a lot during the day? Yes or No

Awakenings
Does your child wake up a lot at night? Yes or No

Regularity and Duration of Sleep
Does your child have a regular bedtime, wake time and duration of sleep? Yes or No

Snoring
Does your child snore a lot or have difficulty breathing at night? Yes or No

If you answered Yes to any of these questions, a further sleep evaluation is recommended. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call
423-857-7011

Is lack of sleep depriving your child of success?

Lack of quality sleep can cause a myriad of problems, and not just in adults. According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, children and teens need proper amounts of sleep to function normally and develop properly.  In our increasingly hectic world, a good night’s sleep is getting harder to come by, and there are many factors—diet, chemical agents (including caffeine), stress, untreated sleep disorders—that are depriving our kids of proper sleep.

How do I know if my child isn’t getting enough sleep?

Signs that your child is insufficiently rested include:

  • Moodiness or irritability
  • Impulsiveness
  • Clumsiness
  • Anxiety
  • Learning and memory problems
  • Shortened attention span
  • Falling asleep in class
  • Hyperactivity
  • Frequent illnesses (tired body = weaker immune system)

Remember: the effects of sleep deprivation are cumulative. The longer it is allowed to continue, the more it can negatively affect your child.