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Better Sleep For School

Did You Know?

More than half of all children with ADHD, learning and behavioural problems at school have a sleep disorder.

ADHD And Sleep

Approximately 6% of school aged children are diagnosed with ADHD. This condition is characterised by problems with attention, concentration, hyperactivity or impulse control. Because these are the same symptoms as a sleep disorder, some children with a sleep disorder are misdiagnosed as having ADHD. Those who do have ADHD may have exacerbated problems due to a sleep disorder. One study found that treating sleep problems in children with ADHD was as effective as stimulant medication in improving their function.

Is Your Child Naughty Or Not Sleeping Well?

Children who are sleep deprived are twice as likely to disobey instructions compared with children who have slept well.

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Sleep Quantity And Quality

Children who snore or mouth breath may be having poor quality sleep. Approximately 2% of children have unusually restless sleep with frequent leg movements. Leg movements in sleep are more common in children with low iron stores or a family history of restless legs. Up to 1 in 3 children are not having enough sleep, have trouble falling asleep or cannot sleep through the night. Any one or combination of these problems could be significantly impacting on your child’s performance at school.

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How Do I Know If My Child Has A Problem?

There is no one test that will identify all sleep problems. A sleep study provides information about sleep quality and medical sleep disorders. Actigraphy is a watch-like device that provides information on sleep patterns and sleep quantity at home. Much can also be gained by taking a good history, performing an examination and completing some simple questionnaires.
We provide comprehensive assessments of sleep with the aim of maximising your child’s learning and behaviour.

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Do You Or Your Doctor Feel Your Child Needs Better Sleep For School?

Contact Queensland Children’s Lung and Sleep Specialists today to book your appointment.

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Sleep Medicine

We can assist with any sleep problem affecting infants to teenagers.
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Sleep Studies

Sleep studies provide information about breathing during sleep and sleep quality.
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Allergies & Immunology

Dr Mariana Melo manages allergies and immune problems in children of all ages.
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Paediatric Psychologist

Fiona Hudson is a paediatric psychologist who offers a comprehensive mental health service for children, adults and families.
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Infant Sleep Service

Dr Beth Shirley is a fully qualified GP who manages common sleep and settling problems affecting babies and preschool children.
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Telehealth Consultations

For families who are in quarantine, who are at risk or live a long distance from our practice; video and phone consultations are available.
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Lung Function Testing

We have a lung function laboratory performing simple and complex lung function testing.
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Specialist Asthma Care

Drs Burgess, Suresh and Chacko are highly trained and have extensive experience with asthma assisting with diagnosis and treatment.
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