Monday, July 6, 2009

Signs That Your Child May Not Be Getting Enough Sleep

If your child doesn't wake up during the night, you might assume that he or she's sleeping soundly all night long, not necessarily true! Here's the signs that your child may not be getting enough sleep, in which case you should discuss your concerns with your pediatrician.

* He or she doesn't wake up on her own ore feels groggy in the morning.
* He or she habitually catches up on the sleep, by logging an extra one to two hours a night, on the week-ends.
* He or she falls asleep at school or routinely nap after school.
* He or she easily distracted or has trouble concentrating in school.
* He or she experiences unexplained irritability, mood swings or low tolerance for frustration, although these symptoms could indicate other problems, they could also signs of sleep disturbances.

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