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Sleep Tips: Medical concerns might cause sleep problems for kids

Posted September 25, 2012 8:35 p.m. EDT

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.

"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.