If your child has trouble sleeping at night, and you wonder if it’s normal or something more serious.
Our sleep experts can help.
Sleep issues are common in children; school age children need at least 9 hours of sleep, and guidelines recommend even more for younger children. Our goal is to provide the best pediatric sleep services possible to the families in the Louisville Metro area. Our physicians are board certified in sleep medicine and have undergone additional training to diagnose and treat sleep disorders. The symptoms of a sleep disorder can appear different in children than it does in an adult.
Types of Sleep Disorders in Children:
- Circadian rhythm disorders
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Central sleep apnea
- Restless leg syndrome
- Periodic limb movement disorder
- Enuresis (bedwetting)
- Sleep disturbances related to autism spectrum disorder
- Insomnia in adolescents
Signs of Sleep Issues in Children
If you notice any of the below symptoms in your child, talk to your pediatrician or schedule a consultation with our sleep specialist.
- Pauses in breathing during sleep
- trouble falling asleep or staying asleep
- excessively tired during the day
When to see a Pediatric Sleep Specialist
When a lack of sleep or a lack of quality of sleep begins to have negative effects on your child’s performance at school or activities, it may be time to seek help. Poor sleep can be dangerous as it can cause accidents, injuries, decreased reaction times, and behavior and mood problems for children and adults.
Dr. Courtney Minor is a pediatric-certified sleep specialist, who recently completed a combined fellowship in adult and pediatric sleep medicine National Jewish Health in Denver, Colorado. She is passionate about treating sleep disorders and is interested in the interrelatedness of diet and sleep. She sees patients in the Louisville, Goss Avenue office as well as in Fern Creek and Bardstown. Learn more about Dr. Minor.
Contact our office at 502.963.0487 or submit a request to schedule an appointment with our sleep specialist today!