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Treating Children’s Sleep Disorder Symptoms

Sleep Medicine for Kids

You may have heard the term "sleep like a baby," but the truth is, children of all ages have unique sleep needs and can struggle with sleep disorders. Children can be affected by sleep-disordered breathing, sleep apnea, narcolepsy, insomnia, and parasomnias, all of which can have detrimental effects on their health and wellbeing.

From kids older than 5 years to teenagers, Dr. Jain at Westmoreland Sleep Medicine is here to help diagnose and treat sleep problems in your children. Dr. Jain specializes in helping children get the quality sleep they need to grow and flourish -- he'll work directly with you and your child to understand their individual needs and create an effective treatment plan.

If your child is in need of sleep medicine, don't hesitate to reach out to Dr. Jain at Westmoreland Sleep Medicine. As the top sleep doctor Greensburg, PA has to offer, he'll provide compassionate, individualized care and help your child get the quality sleep they deserve. Schedule an appointment today to start your journey towards better sleep for your little one!

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Therapy for Sleep Disorders in Children | Greensburg, PA

Sleeping Disorders in Children & Teens

Sleep disorders can have serious consequences for children, and diagnosing and treating them is essential. Understanding the different types of sleep disorders and their symptoms can help you know when to seek professional help from a doctor or sleep specialist.

  • Children: Sleep apnea, narcolepsy, insomnia, night terrors and other parasomnias such as bedwetting and sleepwalking are all potential issues in children of any age. Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep can contribute to exhaustion during the day and interfere with school performance.
  • Teens: Teens are at a higher risk for sleep disorders, such as delayed sleep phase disorder (DSPS). DSPS is a circadian rhythm disorder that can lead to difficulty falling asleep and waking up at the same time each day. Other teen-specific issues include restless legs syndrome, nightmares, and excessive daytime sleepiness. 

Dr. Jain at Westmoreland Sleep Medicine in Greensburg, PA is dedicated to helping children of all ages greater than 5 years get the sleep they need to thrive. Treatment options will depend on your child's diagnosis and can include lifestyle changes like creating a good bedtime routine and limiting caffeine and screen time.

Treatment for sleep apnea may include:

  • Change in sleep position
  • Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy 
  • Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy

Sleep disorders in children are more common than you might think and could explain your child’s hyperactivity or irritability.

Frequently Asked Questions

When should my child see a sleep specialist?

It's time to visit a sleep specialist when you notice you or your child's normal sleep habits have changed resulting in poor sleep and normal daily activities being affected. For children, some key signs include:

  • Diagnosed ADHD or ADD
  • Bedwetting,
  • Snoring
  • Poor school performance
  • Night terrors
  • Sleepiness

What are some common causes for sleep disorders in children?

There are many causes of sleep disorders in children, including genetics, lifestyle and environmental factors. Some common causes include poor sleeping habits, poor nutrition, stress, anxiety and environmental disruptions like noise.

Do you accept insurance for sleep disorders treatment for kids?

Yes, Dr. Jain is in network and accepted by all major health insurers including Highmark BCBS, UPMC, United, Aetna, Cigna, Humana, Tricare, Medicare, Medicaid and Advantra. To view our full list of accepted providers, visit our Insurance page, and don’t hesitate to reach out to our staff with any questions.

How can I get started with the best childhood insomnia doctors near me?

Westmoreland Sleep Medicine makes it easy to get started on your road to better sleep. Just use our online scheduling tool to request your first consultation with Dr. Jain at a time that’s right for you.