Solving Sleep Issues in Children with Smith Magenis Syndrome

Sleep issues in children with SMS commonly include early sleep onset, frequent nocturnal awakenings, early morning arousal and daytime sleepiness. There is increasing evidence of an inverted melatonin rhythm in SMS with low levels of melatonin at night, and significantly high levels during the day. Behavioral problems increase in children when the levels peak and…

Health Benefits of Sleep

Sleep is a vital body function that plays a significant role towards the health and well being of a child. Sleep has both short term and long term benefits and is as important as nutrition. Therefore, Parents need to take the aspect of sleep seriously. In this article I hope to help you understand why…

Protect your baby from SIDS (Sudden infant death syndrome)

SIDS or Sudden infant death syndrome, also known as cot death or crib death, is the sudden unexplained death of a child less than one year of age. SIDS usually occurs during sleep. It is a diagnosis that’s made when an apparently healthy child dies unexpectedly and no clear reason can be identified. Formerly known…

Can Allergies cause sleep problems in children?

Allergies are one of the most common problems faced world over in all age groups of children. Allergies also contribute to a substantial number of hospital visits and have shown to affect sleep significantly. Allergies have shown to commonly affect the respiratory system, the gastrointestinal system, the skin and the eyes. Hence, the symptoms for…


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Dr Bharath Reddy

I am a Pediatric Pulmonologist and Sleep Specialist.

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