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Allied Physicians Group is available to treat sleep disorders across New York and the greater metropolitan area.

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Why is Good Sleep Important?

Sleep is the body’s chance to recover and reset. Bodily functions, organs, systems, and more require the sleeping period to recharge and regenerate. Without a good night’s sleep, children and adults are likely to struggle with:

  • Abnormal weight gain
  • Brain fog
  • Fatigue
  • Hormone imbalances
  • Increased sickness
  • Lack of concentration
  • Memory issues
  • Moodiness
  • Relationships with friends and family

What Are Common Sleep Disorders in Children and Adults?

Patients may experience a range of sleep disorders, including:

  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Insomnia
  • Narcolepsy
  • Nightmares and night terrors
  • Periodic limb movement
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Sleep apnea
  • Sleepwalking
  • Sudden awakening

Is Childhood Snoring Something to Worry About?

It’s not uncommon for children to snore throughout the night. It can become a problem if your child’s snoring is abnormally loud or is accompanied by impaired breathing.

Signs that your child’s snoring is an issue:

  • Behavioral issues due to tiredness
  • Decline in academic performance
  • Excessive sleepiness throughout the day
  • Interrupted sleep
  • Problems paying attention

How Can Allied Physicians Group Treat Sleeping Issues?

The sleep specialists at Allied Physicians Group perform comprehensive sleep evaluations to determine what is interrupting your loved one’s sleep.

Sleep Consultation

Our sleep specialists will perform a throughout sleep evaluation. Steps of the consultation include:

  • Discussing all aspects of the problem with you and your loved one
  • Examining the patient
  • Creating a treatment plan and monitoring schedule

Overnight Sleep Study

Sometimes a specialist must monitor the patient throughout the night to properly evaluate any sleeping or breathing issues. These evaluations are painless and are performed in a private room. Children are evaluated with either a parent or guardian present. All the patient has to do is sleep as they usually would while a sleep specialist monitors them.

How Much Sleep Should One Get?

There is an ideal amount of sleep a person should receive based on their age.

  • Newborn – two years old: 13-14 hours, naps included
  • Three – five years old: 12-13 hours, naps included
  • Six – twelve years old: 9-10 hours without naps
  • Thirteen years old and up: 8-10 hours without naps

Are There Sleep Habits We Can Start Developing at Home?

Yes! Good sleep habits are important to establish for anyone.

Start with a 30-minute Nighttime Routine

When your child gets in the habit of doing the same thing each night, it helps train their brain and body to wind down and prepare for a full night’s sleep. Now is the time to brush teeth, read a book or two, reflect on the day, or do anything else that is calming and designed to help settle down.

Turn the Lights Out at the Same Time Each Night

A standard bedtime is crucial for your child’s sleep habits. By going to sleep and waking up at the same time each day, your child’s body learns to adapt to a routine and creates a beneficial sleep rhythm.

Create an Environment That is Easy to Sleep In

It’s hard to sleep when music or television is playing in the background. Bright lights and warm air also make it difficult to get a good night’s sleep. Make sure your child’s room is dark, cool, and noise-free. Dim nightlights and noise machines are OK to use.

Things to Avoid in the Nighttime Routine

  • Caffeine at least 3 hours before bedtime
  • Television or computer screens in the bedroom
  • TV, video game, or computer use before bedtime
  • Empty stomach. If your child is hungry before bed, provide them with a light snack
  • Bedtime punishment. Using bedtime as a punishment instills a negative view of bedtime. You want your child to think of bedtime positively.

Benefits of Sleep Treatments from Allied Physicians Group

The sleep specialists at Allied Physicians Group understand how important a good night’s sleep is for everyone. At Allied, we aim to set your loved one up for success by providing the right sleep solutions. It’s our goal to help children, teens, and adults get complete rest all night and every night so they can function well throughout the day.