Posts Tagged: pediatric sleep

Sleep apnea in children

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children is characterized by intermittent complete or partial obstruction of the upper airway that disrupts normal ventilation during sleep, normal sleep patterns or both. The prevalence of pediatric OSA has been estimated at 1-4 percent and its prevalence may be expected to increase with the current pediatric obesity epidemic. It…
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Sweet dreams and sleep routines

With the end of summer approaching and the next school year looming ahead, it’s time to get your kids back into a sleep schedule. After a summer filled with sleepovers, video game marathons, birthday parties, barbecues, vacations and other fun events and activities that kept your kids up past their bed times, it’s going to…
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Sweet dreams for your children

First you notice the yawns, then the moody behavior. You wonder if it’s bedtime yet. Are you and your family getting the proper amount of sleep each night? According to Dr. Egambaram Senthilvel, a pediatric sleep specialist with the University of Louisville Physicians, insufficient sleep is a problem for kids throughout the year. He said an inadequate amount…
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