Hi, I’m Madia. I have eleven children and one of the greatest privileges of my life was to know Dr. Leila Denmark. She practiced pediatrics for over 75 years and was my mentor for 32 years.
I can hardly express how much she helped me, both with the children’s medical issues and family life challenges. I would love to share what she taught me with you.
10 Common Causes for Sleep Disturbances
Sometimes a young child’s sleep will be disturbed for no apparent reason. He may wake repeatedly, cry out, or grit his teeth. A parents should explore the cause. Dr. Denmark always said to “Look for the obvious!”
Is my child sick ( fever, congestion, stomach upset)?
Is my child getting enough nourishment during the day, so he is not hungry at night? Is he getting a good dose of protein at dinner?
Is my child getting too much sleep during the day. Sometimes eliminating an afternoon nap will help a child sleep better at night or go to bed earlier.
Does my child have a consistent bedtime? Children do best on a consistent routine of eating and sleeping. They know what to expect and their bodies adjust.