|Children, like many adults, sometimes have difficulty falling asleep. Sleep problems are a very common problem that parents face in today’s hectic lifestyle. Very often sleep problems become chronic and are cause for concern. We all know that sleep is essential for a child’s overall health and well-being and that it allows the body to rest and function at an optimal level the following day. Lack of sleep not only comprises the immune system, but is also believed to affect growth.
Some sleep problems may disappear on their own, while others develop into more serious sleep disorders such as parasomnias, obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy, insomnia, sleep paralysis, snoring, and seasonal affective disorder if left untreated.