Doctor To Talk On Kids’ Sleep Disorders

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Bipolar Disorder and Sleep Problems

Wednesday, Nov. 13, in conference rooms A and B at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis. The meeting is free and open to the public. Do you have a child who snores or gasps for breath in their sleep? Even children can suffer from sleep apnea, a sleep disorder that is often associated with adults. For children, effectively treating the condition often leads to improved behavior and quality of life.
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A first step may be figuring out all the factors that may be affecting sleep and discussing them with your doctor. Keeping a sleep diary may help. Include information about: How long it takes to go to sleep How many times you wake up during the night How long you sleep all night When you take medication or use caffeine , alcohol, or nicotine When you exercise and for how long Certain bipolar medications may also affect sleep as a side effect. For example, they may disrupt the sleep-wake cycle.
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