Sleep disorders are very common in children, with rates between 25-40%. Unfortunately, the vast majority go unrecognized and untreated, even though there are good treatments for most pediatric sleep disorders.
Children suffer from many of the same sleep disorders as adults:
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Restless legs syndrome
- Periodic limb movement disorder
Any of these sleep disorders can, and usually do, lead to chronic sleep deprivation.