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Sleep Tips: Medical concerns might cause sleep problems for kids

Posted September 25, 2012

If you're doing everything by the book and your child still won't sleep, Irene Gouge of Loving Lessons Pediatric Sleep Consulting, says there are four common medical concerns that could be worth checking out.

Gouge personally knows how much havoc they can have on a child's sleep - her older son, a grade schooler, was diagnosed with sleep apnea. Asthma, allergies and reflux are other common medical issues that can make it difficult for kids to get a good night sleep. Irene Gouge Sleep Tip: Medical issues in kids can make for bad night sleep

"Sometimes parents are really struggling with sleep and they have been consistent and doing everything possible that they can and their child is still waking up at night," she said.

For more information, watch my video interview with Gouge.

She is owner of Loving Lessons Pediatric Sleep Consulting. Read my earlier post for more information about Gouge and check her website for details, including information about a Webinar that she's offering.

Check the box above for another sleep tip from Gouge and check back next Wednesday for another tip.

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  • wakeresident Sep 26, 2012

    "If you're doing everything by the book and your child still won't sleep..." That right there is the problem. People thinking a book will give them a magical full night of sleep. None of us sleep through the night. I know I wake up, resettle myself, and go back to sleep. Your infant will not learn to sleep through the night. They will learn to roll over and go back to sleep. Big difference. If more parents would throw out the book and consider what is best for their child, not for themselves, they might be able to solve these "problems."