Sleep Disorders: Signs and Symptoms

What are the signs and symptoms of sleep disorders?

Excessive daytime tiredness, inability to focus, hyperactivity and irritability can be a sign of poor sleep in children. Other symptoms of sleep disorders include:

  • Snoring (the most common) followed by pauses or gasping
  • Labored breathing while sleeping
  • Very restless sleep and sleeping in unusual positions
  • Daytime sleepiness or behavioral problems
  • Bed wetting
  • ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)
  • Parasomnias
  • Failure to thrive