Helping Get Zzz's
Twenty percent of all children suffer from some type of sleeping problem, and the causes range from poor sleep habits, behavioral problems, to underlying medical conditions. Whatever the cause, the impact can be disruptive to children and their families.
Nine-year-old Isabella participated in an overnight sleep study in the Sleep Lab at Children's Hospital Colorado to help determine what was keeping her awake. This study is called a polysomnogram, and records different sleep stages and any detected problems in a child’s sleep and breathing.
“The question is- is her problem related to airway obstruction or could she be having kicking and periodic limb movements that are waking her up at night,” said Dr. Ann Halbower, a professor of pediatrics.
Read about what was keeping Isabella up at night.
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