The struggle to stay focused has never been more difficult for adults as well as children but the constant call of screens and other distractions can wreak havoc on your child’s chances of success. Children with difficulty focusing are faced with issues from morning to night and can struggle with keeping up with peers and course work. The anxiety of falling behind and confusion from lack of focus can also develop into emotional and behavioral issues in class as well as at home. Many children struggling with difficulty focusing have been misdiagnosed with learning disabilities or neurodevelopmental disorders when the real cause of the issue could be occurring as the child sleeps.
Sleep disorders in children are a common cause of challenges with focusing during the day. Sleep disorders in children are becoming more prevalent and many undiagnosed cases leave children struggling with misdiagnosis for other conditions or ineffective educational and behavioral adjustment attempts with little to no progress. Evaluating children for sleep disorders is essential for parents looking for solutions to help children perform their best.
Sleep disorders in children are a common cause of challenges with focusing during the day. Sleep disorders in children are becoming more prevalent and many undiagnosed cases leave children struggling with misdiagnosis for other conditions or ineffective educational and behavioral adjustment attempts with little to no progress. Evaluating children for sleep disorders is essential for parents looking for solutions to help children perform their best
When sleep conditions like allergic rhinitis induced sleep apnea and obstructive sleep apnea make it difficult for children to develop proper sleep patterns during the night their brain and other organs are deprived of vital oxygen limiting function and putting them at risk for serious chronic conditions. Lack of proper sleep seriously impacts your child’s ability to focus, retain information and manage behavioral impulses.
The following could be an alert that your child is dealing with a lack of focus from a sleep disorder.
- Poor academic performance
- Disregard or indifference toward school and other activities
- Behavior issues and emotional outbursts in school and at home
Could a sleep disorder be the cause of my child’s lack of focus?
It’s likely your child’s lack of focus could stem from lack of sleep. Children with sleep disorders are regularly misdiagnosed for neurodevelopmental disorders, learning disabilities and can be considered less intelligent and difficult by educators. One of the first places every parent should search for clues to the cause of their child’s lack of focus or behavioral issues is the amount and quality of the sleep they get each night.
How can I determine if my child is showing symptoms of a sleep disorder?
Symptoms of a sleep disorder in your child usually begin at school in the form of low performance and behavioral issues. You may notice issues at home with behavior and focus issues. Children dealing with sleep disorders usually have impulsive behavior with frequent mood swings. They are easily distracted and struggle with following instructions. Children with sleep disorders are often hyperactive and have difficulty keeping track in verbal conversations.
Is there effective treatment for lack of focus caused by child sleep disorder?
Yes! At Breathe Well Central Oregon we specialize in offering parents a natural and surgery-free path to managing child sleep disorders. Our child sleep condition treatment program utilizes Craniofacial Epigenetics and Pneumopedics® science to develop customized solutions for your child’s unique needs. Using thorough diagnostics, oral appliance therapy, and myofunctional therapy, reduces and eliminates sleep disorder symptoms and increases the regular deep sleep your child desperately needs. There is effective treatment available for child sleep disorders, become a Breathe Well Central Oregon success story today.