Child Sleep Disorders

Sleep is an essential part of human life and is significant in childhood development. We can help with all paediatric sleep disorders.

Sleep during infancy is very different from sleep in later childhood and adulthood. About two thirds of a newborn’s life is spent sleeping. Sleep is vital for the growth and development of the infant brain. The most dramatic changes to the brain occur in the first 12 to 24 months.

Illawarra Sleep Medicine Centre is a consultatory and investigative facility available to patients from birth until old age. Patients and their families have an initial consultation and a sleep investigation (overnight polysomnography) is arranged if indicated. All paediatric sleep disorders are comprehensively covered by our service.

Common disorders in children & Infants

  • Snoring/Obstructive Sleep Apnoea
  • Circadian Rhythm Disturbance
  • Narcolepsy
  • Family history or high risk of Sudden Infant Death (SIDS)
  • Periodic Leg Movements in Sleep/Restless Legs Syndrome
  • Bedwetting
  • Behavioural disorders including getting to sleep and staying asleep
  • Parasomnias including night terrors, teeth grinding, sleep walking, sleep talking, head banging, body rocking, and enuresis

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Offering comprehensive Sleep Studies, we work with people of the Illawarra and South Coast Region to promote, protect and maintain their level of well being in order to optimise their daily function. Book your appointment with one of our experts In Respiratory, Cardiology and Sleep Disorders today.

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