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If your child has trouble sleeping, Children's National world-renowned experts in pediatric sleep medicine can help diagnose and treat the sleep disorder that affects your child's health and quality of childhood.
Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when a child stops breathing during periods of sleep.
Each child has different sleep needs, according to Judith Owens, MD, who directs Sleep Medicine at Children’s National. But there are some general guidelines based on age.
New parents may beg to differ, but starting at about six weeks of age, we develop circadian rhythms that cause us to fall asleep and then wake up again. Judith Owens, MD, Director of Sleep Medicine at Children's National says sleep is more than just a behavior.