Month: May 2019

Insomnia in Children

Your child might have insomnia if he or she has any of these symptoms: sleepiness during the day; general tiredness; irritability; and problems with concentration or memory. A mild case may be treated with behavioral modification. What is insomnia? Insomnia is a sleep disturbance in which children have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep at…

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Clinical management of behavioral insomnia of childhood

Abstract Behavioral insomnia is highly prevalent, affecting approximately 25% of children. It involves difficulties initiating and maintaining sleep and frequently results in inadequate sleep, leading to an array of negative effects for both the child and the child’s family. In this paper, we describe a variety of empirically supported behavioral interventions for insomnia from infancy…

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Childhood Insomnia Causes and Treatment

Most parents picture a crying baby when they think about kids and sleep problems. Many older kids and teens have problems sleeping too, including trouble going to sleep and waking up frequently in the middle of the night. Unfortunately, not getting a good night’s sleep can affect your child’s mood and behavior during the day,…

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Anxiety in Older Adults

Have you ever suffered from excessive nervousness, fear or worrying? Do you sometimes experience chest pains, headaches, sweating, or gastrointestinal problems? You may be experiencing symptoms of anxiety. Excessive anxiety that causes distress or that interferes with daily activities is not  a normal part of aging, and can lead to a variety of health problems…

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What Are Symptoms and Causes of Behavioral Insomnia in Children?

There may be many reasons why your child has difficulty sleeping at night, but two common causes are classified under a condition called behavioral insomnia of childhood. What are the symptoms and causes of difficulty falling asleep in children? Parents especially might be interested in learning how bedtime routines can optimize sleep training in newborn…

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