Child Sleep Disorders: Conditions we Treat

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Apnea in Infants

Sleep apnea is a disease characterized by interruptions to breathing during sleep that vary in nature and severity.

Chronic Insufficient Sleep

The repeated, continuous failure to get enough sleep each night (less than six hours) is known as chronic insufficient sleep.

Circadian Rhythm Disorders (CRD)

Most frequently this refers to disruptions to sleep caused by interruptions to typical sleep patterns.

Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS)

Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (EDS) is a neurological disorder in which there is a sudden uncontrollable urge to sleep.


Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which children have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep at night.


Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder that causes excessive daytime sleepiness.

Night Terrors

Night terrors are episodes of screaming, flailing and intense fear that occur during sleep.


Parasomnia refers to a wide variety of behaviors that occur during sleep.

Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a movement disorder in which the child or adolescent reports an uncomfortable and irresistible urge to move his or her legs.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a disorder in which breathing is blocked and interrupted for periods of 5 to 10 seconds or more while sleeping.

Sleep Behavior Disorder

Sleep behavior disorder is a condition that occurs during REM sleep.

Sleep Eating

Sleep eating is an unusual condition where the child will eat and drink uncontrollably while still asleep.

Sleep Talking

When a child talks in his or her sleep without being aware of it, this is known as sleep talking.


Sleepwalking is a condition in which a child gets out of bed and walks around while sleeping.