A toddler's sleep problems may not necessarily be due to a physiological disorder. In fact, a child is more likely to have a difficult time sleeping when a regular bedtime routine is not followed. Many infants and young toddlers simply need time to develop a good sleeping pattern. Because toddlers continue to spend more time in light REM sleep than older children, they tend to … [Read more...] about Toddler Sleep Disorders
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While certainly scary, seizure disorders in babies are not as uncommon as many would think and, in many cases, do not necessarily mean that your child is going to have to struggle with seizures his entire life. If your infant has experienced a seizure, there could be an assortment of causes at the root, ranging from nearly benign to potentially serious. Increased Seizure … [Read more...] about Seizure Disorders in Babies
Children who have experienced at least two seizures in their lifetime may be diagnosed with a seizure disorder, also commonly known as epilepsy. When a child has a seizure, changes in the electric activity of his brain can cause him to convulse, pass out or simply stare into space. A seizure disorder can be a frightening thing for a child to have, but with treatment and … [Read more...] about Seizure Disorders in Children
Once considered a disease that affected adults only, bipolar disorder is now seen in children as young as 6 years. Around 7 percent of children seen at psychiatric hospitals in the United States can be classified as having bipolar disorder, according to the National Alliance of Mental Illness. If your child is diagnosed with the condition, there are several treatment options to … [Read more...] about Treatment for Bipolar Disorder in Children
Researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. found that sleep disorders may signal dementia or Parkinson's disease up to 50 years before they are diagnosed. The study found an average of 25 years between the start of the sleep disorder and the symptoms of dementia in 13 participants, a diagnosis of Parkinson's in 13 participants, and in one participant, a … [Read more...] about Could Sleep Disorders Point to Dementia?