Parents often think kids’ sleep problems are over once their babies slumber through the night, but at least a quarter of school-age children have nighttime troubles, says Gregory Stores, M.D., emeritus professor of developmental neuropsychiatry at Britain’s University of Oxford.
It’s more than an issue of parent sanity — when kids don’t get the recommended nine or more hours (depending on their age) of shut-eye, they’re not only tired, they can be cranky, wired, and aggressive.
-Apnea and snoring
-Not enough exercise and/or too much computer time
-Wiggly legs or limbs