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The Definition and Symptoms of Sleep Apnea and OSA, is a breathing disorder occurring during sleep where an individual... to read more
Insomnia is not a disease, but is a subjective complaint of difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or just ... to read more
Bruxism is the act of grinding or gnashing your teeth. It is a relatively common problem that occurs while....to read more
Traveling, whether by car, train, or airplane, may result in fatigue, which often lasts less than 24 hours. However... to read more
Narcolepsy is a neurologic disorder which primarily results in excessive daytime sleepiness and impaired daily... to read more
Periodic limb movements (PLM’s) and Restless leg syndrome (RLS) are two related, relatively common conditions. People may be described as having “ancy feet” or “jumpy legs." PLM’s are ... to read more
Sleepwalking consists of unusual, complex behavior occurring usually, but not exclusively in the first third of the night when individuals are in the .... to read more
Sleep terrors consists of unusual, complex behavior occurring usually, but not exclusively in the first third of the night when individuals are ... to read more
Shiftwork occupations account for approximately 20% of the American work force. It is very important for individuals working changing shifts or nightshifts to understand the importance of...to read more
Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ) is a very complex problem that has many different symptoms. Your temporomandibular joints connect your jaw bone to your skull. TMJ occurs...to read more
Good sleep habits are important in maintaining a feeling of well-being. Sleep, like food and water, is a basic human necessity required ... to read more
National Sleep Solutions physicians will perform a thorough history and physical exam in order to evaluate your child's symptoms fully and diagnose the sleep disorder.
Information about home, school, and your child's sleep environment, recent changes in routine or social stressors, school performance, previous sleep history and testing, and other medical conditions are all important.
These factors – including the quality of the parents' sleep – are important to assess.
To further help with the diagnosis, the child may be asked to stay overnight for a sleep study at National Sleep Solutions. In some cases, blood tests may be ordered.
The child and/or parents may be asked to keep a sleep diary as well. A sizable list of medical disorders can contribute to sleep disorders in children, including: read more