Many kids wake up at night, especially younger ones, and most of the time, it is because of non-medical reasons. However, some children do have underlying medical problems interfering with their sleep which require further investigation.
Here’s a short (and by no means complete) list of some common medical conditions that can interfere with your child’s sleep:
As a general rule of thumb, pain which awakens a child (bellyache, headache, pain in a limb, etc.) needs to be taken seriously and discussed with his or her pediatrician.
Dennis Rosen, M.D.
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