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Sleep disorders in children/ insomnia

Sleep quality and quantity critically affect the development of the brain, building the immune system and the growth of your child if he/she is under 3 years old, which is the first rapid growth period of human development.


If a child experiences insomnia, it could cause frequent sickness and other health-related problems.

Average sleeping time


“Insufficient sleep in preschool and early school is associated with poorer mother- and teacher-reported neurobehavioral processes in mid-childhood.”


Suppose an over 3 months infant has trouble falling asleep.

It could be child insomnia.

Under 3 months old child who has trouble having deep sleep is considered normal. It is the period for your child to develop a nervous system. But if troubled sleeping patterns last, it is a symptom that needs to be treated.

Self-check list for child insomnia

  • It is difficult to stop crying once the child starts.
  • Little noises could wake my child up, making it difficult for the baby to go back to sleep.
  • My child suddenly wakes up at night and starts crying.
  • My child seems to have many dreams and talks in his/her sleep.
  • My child frequently tosses and turns in bed.
  • My child cannot fall asleep by himself.
  • My child needs breastfeeding at least three times per night.
  • My child’s eating pattern is irregular.
  • My child cries, and his/her face usually turns red and eyes closed.
  • My child is always warm and tends to sweat a lot.

First, you have to check the temperature in the bedroom. Often, a child cannot fall asleep if the room is too dry, warm, cold, bright, or noisy. Please provide the best condition for your child to fall asleep easily. If all the conditions in your baby’s room seem fine, but the symptoms last, don’t hesitate to contact us.


Night crying could be a cause of insomnia in infants.

Various causes of night crying.

Understanding the infants is the first step to providing the best treatment.

  • A respiratory symptom: Any respiratory symptom that causes stuffy nose, ear pain, fever and coughing could interrupt sleep. If your child has rhinitis, asthma, tympanitis, or is easily infected by the common cold virus, it should be cautious.
  • Indigestion: If your child tends to have gastrointestinal problems, such as poor appetite, indigestion, constipation or diarrhea and having cold extremities, those could cause the sleeping disorder.
  • Heat in the heart: If heat continuously cumulates in the heart and the upper body, the symptom will cause restlessness or interrupt sleeping. The symptom is easily seen among a child with a warmer body temperature and hypersensitivity. Children who share the cause usually scream and cry after waking up in the middle of the night.
  • Trauma or surprise: If a child faces unfamiliar spaces or people, experiences a traffic accident, falls from his/her bed, or is surprised by a loud sound, the child could have temporary insomnia.
  • Stress or tiredness: Unresolved and accumulated stress could cause your child to have insomnia.
  • Frightening: Frightening is an Asian medicinal explanation for child insomnia. The definition of frightening is that a child is surprised or frightened by unfamiliar people or objects and starts feeling anxiety, turning the facial color to blue, vomiting, or stomachache. Usually, the symptoms are found among children who experience car accidents.