Could some ADHD be a type of sleep disorder? That would fundamentally change how we treat it.

Children, Sleep Disordered Breathing, Pediatric Sleep Issues, ADHD, Sleep

Over the past two decades, U.S. parents and teachers have reported epidemic levels of children with trouble focusing, impulsive behavior and so much energy that they are bouncing off walls. Educators, policymakers and scientists have ...

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Are you a snorer? Your immune system is at risk, new study in Oman reveals

September 19, 2017 Times of Oman

Snoring, Sleep Disordered Breathing, Sleep, Sleep Apnea, Adult Sleep Issues

Do you snore and find it difficult to get enough sleep? This can affect your immune system, a study by a team of Oman-based doctors has suggested....

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Children and mothers share sleep patterns

Children, Sleep Disordered Breathing, Pediatric Sleep Issues, Sleep, Adult Sleep Issues

If you ever find yourself tossing and turning one night, it might actually be a behavior you picked up from your mother. Researchers at the University of Warwick recently found a link between a mother’s insomnia and the sleeping ...

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Taking a break from sleep apnea

Sleep Disordered Breathing, Pediatric Sleep Issues, Sleep, Sleep Apnea

Walruses groan, hogs grunt, tigers snarl. But those guttural noises can’t compare to the heart-stopping, brain-dinging, sleep-robbing snorts, gasps and snores that humans with sleep apnea emit....

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Shortage of pediatric sleep specialists puts onus on primary care doctors

Children, Sleep Disordered Breathing, Pediatric Sleep Issues, Sleep, Sleep Apnea

“Doctor, my child just won’t go to sleep” or “he is tired all the time” are two of the more common complaints that pediatricians encounter during their career. Despite spending more than one-third of our lives asleep, little formal ...

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Pediatric Sleep Disordered Breathing: Awareness & Action [Infographic]

August 24, 2017 Dr. Jill Ombrello

Sleep Disordered Breathing, Pediatric Sleep Issues

Have you ever experienced a health condition that made breathing a burden? Imagine that before a run, you are forced to place a straw between your lips, lessening your breathing capacity by over 50 percent. That would be fairly ...

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It’s Not A Phase: Why Your Child Is More Aggressive Than Other Children

June 27, 2017 Dr. Jill Ombrello

Children, Sleep Disordered Breathing, Pediatric Sleep Issues

After a night of restless sleep, it is difficult to approach the day with an elated state of mind. A lack of deep sleep promotes exhaustion, which promotes an edginess that, when provoked, transforms into unintentional aggression. Even ...

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Could Your Child’s Speech Impediment Be Tied to A Lack of Sleep?

April 13, 2017 Dr. Jill Ombrello

Children, Healthy Start, Sleep Disordered Breathing, Pediatric Sleep Issues, Speech

All parents are familiar with how painfully self-conscious children and teens can be. As veterans of childhood, we know that kids thrive on social feedback. Engaging with friends and peers, asking parents and mentors the tough ...

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Chronic Allergies and Pediatric Sleep Disordered Breathing: What's the Connection?

April 08, 2017 Dr. Jill Ombrello

Children, Sleep Disordered Breathing, Pediatric Sleep Issues, Allergies, Chronic Allergies, Pediatric Allergies

Does your child suffer from distressing allergies? Seasonal or environmental allergies are quite common in our youngsters, but they shouldn’t be! No one should have to live life constantly sniffling, sneezing, or itching. If your child ...

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The Cure for Bedwetting That Your Doctor Never Told You

February 01, 2017 Dr. Jill Ombrello

Children, Bedwetting, Healthy Start, Sleep Disordered Breathing, Pediatric Sleep Issues

When it comes to children’s dental health, we tend to talk about establishing good toothbrushing habits, learning to floss, and drinking fluoride-enriched tap water. These are crucially important lessons for our little ones, but we ...

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