The Extra burden of responsibilities and expectations has given birth to sleep disorder in kids. They are not able to get a sound and happy sleep at nights. Nightmares, night terrors and bedwetting are some of the sleeping disorders in kids. Restless nights decrease the school grades and sport performance of the kids. Proper personality development is impossible for such kids.
Problems faced by doctors in diagnosis of sleeping problems in kids
The diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorder problems is very difficult for the doctors as children are not able to describe accurately the symptoms. Kids do not follow the instructions and suggestion of the doctors or their parents. They even do not take medicines on time. Kids are a bit careless and they ignore pains and troubles of the body. And when the problems become severe, they are taken to the clinics or hospitals. The treatment or diagnosis becomes hard for the doctors with such patients.
Types of sleep disorders
Sleeping problems faced by kids, youths, adults or senior citizens are of many kinds. Each of the problems is dangerous and frustrating for the patients. Insomnia, Sleep Apnea, Narcolepsy, Restless Leg Syndrome, and Jey Lag are some of the major sleep disorders faced by the people of all ages.
Treatment of Sleep Apnea
Sleep Apnea is characterized by the cessation of breath during sleep. It can be life threatening. Frequent breathlessness stops a person getting sleep. This happens as the brain is unable to send signals to respiratory system to breathe. The problem of breathlessness cause snoring in some people.
The treatment methods of Sleep Apnea vary from one doctor to another and one clinic or hospital to another. Treatment methods include respiratory apparatus, behavioral methods and in more severe cases, surgery. By surgery, the obstruction of the airway passage of the respiratory system is cleared by trimming of excess tissue. Continuous Positive Air Pressure (CPAP) machine is also used to treat Sleep Apnea. This machine is an oral sleep device, which continues to pump air pressure in your body at a steady pace; while you are at sleep.
Sleep guard is also suggested by a Sleep Apnea Doctor. It is similar to a mouth guard, which fits over your teeth. This guard prevents the lower jaw from retracting while you are sleeping. Thus, a constricted airway is prohibited to the patients by this device.