Sleep can be an often overlooked factor in learning and behavior difficulties.  There can be numerous causes of disrupted sleep, with a wide variety of presenting symptoms.  Discuss any concerns with a pediatrician, and request a sleep study if you strongly suspect sleep impairment as a contributing factor.


Pediatric Sleep Disorder Types

Link to Stanford Health Care site with overviews of eight causes of disrupted sleep in children


Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children

Link to Stanford Children’s Health Center site providing basic information about symptoms, diagnosis and treatment