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Sleep and your child

Common sleep disorders include nightmares and night terrors and sleepwalking. Bedwetting in children can also be a problem in early childhood.

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Sleep problems in children

Some young children suffer from sleeping problems, such as sleepwalking, insomnia, night terrors and sleep rocking.

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Sleepwalking in children

Sleepwalking can be a fairly common sleep disorder in young children. Find out more about sleepwalking.

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Sleep Problems and Sleep Disorders in School Aged Children

Sleep problems in school age childrenThere are a number of common sleep problems and sleep disorders that are known to affect children. These include:You find it hard to get your child to settle into sleep at a reasonable time in the evening or your child wakes you more than once at night.Your child mig

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Sleep: Sleeping with autism and ADHD on Apple Podcasts

Special population children, like those with autism and ADHD, experience completely different symptoms and issues with sleep. Consultant Paediatrician - Professor Harriet Hiscock and Associate Professor of psychology Emma Sciberras from...

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Better sleep for autistic children: tips | Raising Children Network

Bedtime routines, regular bedtimes, healthy sleep assocations and environments, and healthy daytime habits can help autistic children settle and sleep better.

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Children with autism: sleep problems | Raising Children Network

Changes to routines, sleep habits and lifestyle might help with autistic children’s sleep problems. It’s good to get professional help for sleep problems.

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Childhood Snoring and Sleep Apnea

How are snoring and sleep apnea related?A child with sleep apnea almost always snores. They may struggle to breathe and have restless sleep. There are often breathing pauses which may end with a gasping or choking noise. As the child struggles to breathe, they may wake up briefly. In young children the chest may be s

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Melatonin therapy for autism | Raising Children Network

Melatonin supplements might help autistic children fall asleep faster, and ‘prolonged-release’ melatonin might help children sleep for longer. Read more.

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Sleep: Snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea on Apple Podcasts

Is it snoring or sleep apnoea? Consultant Paediatrician - Professor Harriet Hiscock and Associate Professor of psychology Emma Sciberras from the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute help you understand what might be happening when suffering...

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