SCREEN YOUR CHILD for HARMFUL SLEEP PROBLEMS or SLEEP DISORDERS
- It is estimated that approximately 17% of all children have a correctable sleep disorder that causes Behavior/Emotional Problems or negatively affects Achievement and GRADES.
- If your child is between 2-and-18 years of age and exhibiting some sleep problems or the "Sleep Disorder Red Flags", then take 10 minutes to screen your child or teen with the Sleep Disorders Inventory for Students (SDIS).
This Screening provides you the following:
1. Immediate Computer Scoring with a Comprehensive Analytical Report with Graph with Standard Scores and Percentile Ranks showing how your child’s sleep problems and habits compare to the
average child of a similar age.
2. A Classification of Sleep Problem Severity, and
3. The Report provides helpful recommendations from leading pediatric sleep specialists of how you can correct the problems. The report will be between 2 and 15 pages long, depending on your child/teen's amount of sleep problems. To see more information about the on-line sleep screening, click here.
If your child has a sleep disorder, the recommendations in this report could significantly improve and turn around your child/teen's life for the better!
Parents, you can screen your child or adolescent for only $14.95 (this is the cost we need to pay our computer consultant to keep this screening up and running on-line) compared to approximately $2,000+ medical cost for an overnight sleep study in a hospital or sleep clinic.
It is more accurate if you will observe your Child / Teen sleep for One-to-Two Hours in the middle of the night for any of the Sleep Disorder Symptoms: Red Flags before doing this screening.
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Identify Symptoms of Sleeping Disorders with Our Simple Screening Test
Many children and teens, about 15-20 percent, have some kind of sleep disorder, whether it be sleep apnea, bed-wetting, periodic limb movement disorder, narcolepsy, snoring or insomnia. Having one of these disorders can seriously affect a child's daily routine, school performance and more. Typically, excessive daytime sleepiness, learning or behavior problems, as well as many other symptoms, can be an indication of a sleep disorder.
While sleep apnea, periodic limb movement disorder, childhood insomnia, narcolepsy, or other types of sleep disorders can seriously affect a child's performance during the day time, these conditions are usually treatable. At Child Uplift, Inc., we offer parents screenings they can perform on their children in order to see how their child's sleep patterns compare to those of children with normal sleep. By doing this screening, parents can start on the path to finding a treatment suitable for their children or teens.
To screen for childhood insomnia, obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy in kids or some other sleep problem or sleep disorder, simply screen your child or teen's sleep with our home screening package through our online shopping cart system. You can always send us your questions by filling out the form on the Contact Us page. One of our staff members will promptly get back to you with the requested information.
Parent Testimonial about the SDIS
When my daughter, Maia, was 5 days old, we noticed her first spell of sleep apnea. She quit breathing, had purple rings under her eyes and her body was completely limp. I started working on her trying to resuscitate her while my sister called for an ambulance. Thankfully we were near a hospital when this happened and the EMTs arrived within a few minutes and were able to get Maia breathing again. Maia ended up staying in the hospital for one week while all kinds of tests were run on her to try and figure out what was causing the sleep apnea. They found absolutely nothing wrong with her, and they sent us home with an apnea monitor. It would periodically go off whenever Maia stopped breathing. Luckily none of the subsequent apnea spells were as bad as the first one. I would have to move her around and then she would start breathing again. At nine months old, Maia was taken off the apnea monitor because we thought the spells had ended. However, Maia had frequently occurring ear and respiratory infections and had an irritable temperament. The pediatrician kept giving Maia antibiotics for the infections, but that was his only solution.
At the age of five years, Maia had a sleep over at her grandparents house. Maia's grandmother slept with her that night and noticed that Maia would stop breathing for a short time and then as she took her first breath again, she would snore loudly. We were also aware that Maia had very big tonsils, but the pediatrician did not want to remove them. Finally I completed the Sleep Disorders Inventory for Students (SDIS) and discovered that Maia had scored high in the area of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome. I took these results to the pediatrician who then finally agreed to refer Maia to an ear, nose and throat specialist (ENT). The ENT told us that Maia's adenoids and tonsils were very large. She had both her adenoids and tonsils removed. This procedure stopped the sleep apnea and the snoring. Maia also reported dreaming for the first time after the surgery. The biggest changes that I noticed were the ones that occurred during the daytime. Up until this point, Maia had a very irritable temperament. The tiniest things would set her off on a screaming tantrum. She also still wet the bed several times a night. Almost immediately after the surgery, Maia became more cheerful. We were also able to train her to stay dry at night. It has been explained to me that the reasons for these changes are that Maia was battling all night to breath. Because of this she was never able to sink into the restful REM or dream state of sleep. She was also so focused on trying to breath, that staying dry was impossible. Due to her restless night's sleep caused by the snoring and apnea, Maia also woke up irritable every morning.
About three years after Maia's sleep apnea was corrected, we realized that Maia was losing her hearing in one ear due to all the ear infections she had experienced before the age of five years. Thank goodness the hearing loss could be corrected with surgery, but the hearing loss wouldn't have happened if Maia's sleep apnea had been identified earlier with the Sleep Disorders Inventory for Students, which gave the pediatrician enough evidence to agree to refer Maia for an adenotonsilectomy! It is important to screen your child early for any sleep disorders before long-term, damage is done.
I am very grateful that Maia is able to get a better night's rest now and so is she! She is now in middle school and almost a straight "A" student. I wonder if she would be able to perform this well if her sleep apnea had never been identified and corrected? Thank goodness this problem was identified fairly early in Maia's life so that it hasn't impaired her school performance like it does to many students whose sleep apnea is not identified or corrected.
Nicole Sitter, Mother