Bedtime struggles could be related to sleep disorders in children ! About 20% of children suffer from some sort of sleep disorder . Children could suffer from sleep apnea or behavioral insomnia and that could be a cause for bedtime difficulties.
There are several types of behavioral insomnia of childhood, in which the child refuses or resists going to bed, falls asleep later than normal or is awake for prolonged periods of time during the night, prompting parental mediation.
A pediatrician should be consulted for the difficulties of sleep behavior to diagnose the root cause whether it is physiological like tonsillectomy or other sleep comorbidities.
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