Six big kid sleep problems

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.

SIX PROBLEMS:
-Apnea and snoring
-Anxiety
-Not enough exercise and/or too much computer time
-Middle-of-the-night waking
-Sleepwalking
-Wiggly legs or limbs

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