Types of Sleep Disorders

The clinic addresses several disorders, including, but not limited to:

  • Sleep apnea
  • REM sleep behavior disorder
  • Periodic limb movement disorder
  • Sleep paralysis
  • Hypersomnia
  • Enuresis (bed wetting)
  • Insomnia
  • Somniloquy
  • Narcolepsy
  • Somnambulism
  • Nightmares/sleep terrors
  • Delayed sleep phase syndrome

Treatment Considerations

Treatment considerations will vary depending on your child’s diagnosis.
For example, treatment for sleep apnea can include:

  • Tonsil/Adenoid removal
  • Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP therapy)
  • Myofunctional Therapy

*Within our own company, Braaten Health, we have the only therapist in Iowa certified to perform this type of treatment. For more information on Myofunctional therapy, please visit http://midwesttherapy.wixsite.com/pediatrics/myofunctional-therapy or https://aomtinfo.org/myofunctional-therapy.

For information regarding T/A removal, you can visit http://www.entprofessional.com/nose-and-mouth/pediatric-sleep-disordered-breathingobstructive-sleep-apnea.

Other treatment considerations may include:

  • Behavioral techniques/therapy
  • Bright light therapy
  • Micronutrients
  • Improved sleep hygiene
  • Medication

These are all dependent on what sleep disorder your child presents with.