OBESITY AND SLEEP
Does your child sleep poorly on a regular basis, and has difficulty motivating him/herself to exercise? While diet and exercise are important factors to be controlled, adequate sleep too is required.
SLEEP AND YOUR CHILD'S INTELLIGENCE
Is your child's performance in school falling? Does he/she suffer from tiredness, or behavioral problems? Inadequate sleep resulting from lack of routine and/or sleep disorders can disrupt a child's sleeping patterns, causing sleep debt.
ALLERGIES AND SLEEP
Do you have allergies, which give you trouble sleeping at night? Consistent swelling in the nose can make you more likely to snore, and more vulnerable to obstructive sleep apnea.
ASTHMA AND SLEEP
If you're the parent of a child with asthma, you may have noticed that your child's asthma gets worse at night, with symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, and difficulty breathing. Asthma is a lung disease caused by inflammation.
AUTISM AND SLEEP
Autistic children are more likely to suffer from prolonged sleep latency or sleep disturbances like nightmares, night terrors and sleepwalking. Lack of adequate sleep results in chronic tiredness, increase in stress hormones and the inability to focus.
BEDWETTING AND SLEEP APNEA
Does your child regularly suffer from bedwetting? Has he/she been experiencing tiredness in the daytime and a drop in performance? Obstructive sleep apnea in kids can lead to bedwetting due to the changing hormone balances.
BEHAVIORAL PROBLEMS AND SLEEP
When sleep deprived, kids usually overcompensate by forcing themselves to stay energetic and busy, even when they need rest. Repeated occurrences like this, cause sleep debt in children which then affects their behavior.
BRAIN DEVELOPMENT AND SLEEP
We all know that sleep is incredibly important, but did you know that sleep is one of the most important parts of a growing child's brain development?
DEPRESSION AND SLEEP
One common symptom of depression irrespective of all ages is sleep disturbances. Kids and adults with depression are more likely to experience sleep-onset insomnia, where they take time to fall asleep and wake often. Sleep disorders like obstructive sl
EPILEPSY AND SLEEP
The condition of epilepsy is closely tied to one's sleep/wake cycles. Few realize how crucial a good night's sleep is to those diagnosed with epilepsy - and how epilepsy itself can make getting a good night's sleep difficult or impossible.<
IS YOUR CHILD TOO SLEEPY?
If the child snores, has night sweats or wets the bed regularly, the child most likely suffers from a sleep disorder. While an occasional day of sleepiness is normal among kids, if the condition persists, it can have adverse effects.
LEARNING AND SLEEP
In each stage of sleep, our brains consolidate different types of learning; every stage of sleep is crucial for learning. Lack of sleep or poor quality or fragmented sleep can affect learning in an adverse manner, especially among children.
LESS COMMON SLEEP DISORDERS
Are you getting inadequate sleep? This condition could be due to one among lesser common sleep disorders such as idiopathic hypersomnia, circadian rhythm disorders and/or bedwetting.
OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA IN KIDS
Sleep is crucial to a child's wellbeing and health. Have you noticed symptoms such as bedwetting, snoring or trouble at school in your child? Sleep apnea is even more severe in children than in adults and has adverse effects.
SLEEP AND DOWN'S SYNDROME
A majority of children affected by Down's Syndrome also suffer from poor attention, sleep and other physical conditions. A relatively large tongue and airway causes several children to be affected by obstructive sleep apnea.
SLEEP AND HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
Does your child suffer from night sweats, bedwetting or daytime tiredness? Studies show that sleep disorders are one of the main causes of high blood pressure, among other factors like poor diet and lack of exercise.
SLEEPY TEENAGERS AND DRIVING
Inadequate sleep caused by sleeping disorders and harmful sleep patterns is found to be widely prevalent in teenagers today. Moreover, when coupled with driving, this condition becomes dangerous not only for your child but others on the road as well.
SPORTS PERFORMANCE AND SLEEP
Sleep is the time when our bodies repair muscle, heal, and release hormones that help us grow and stay healthy. It is especially necessary for young children and athletes. Lack of sleep can have a direct impact on an athlete’s performance, positive and
HEADACHES AND SLEEP
Are you suffering from regular headaches when you wake up or throughout your day? Daytime tiredness, general discomfort, and snoring? These are often signs of sleep disorders such as insomnia and, obstructive sleep apnea.
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About the Doctor
Dr Rahul Kakkar is board certified in the areas of sleep medicine, pulmonary medicine, critical care medicine and obesity medicine. For many patients, these areas intersect, with one health concern worsening or even causing another. With expertise and years of experience in all of these areas, Dr. Kakkar is uniquely positioned to help his patients achieve their best possible health. He has a particular interest in working with children and with veterans and soldiers.