Get Help for Your Teen's Sleep as School Begins

August 5, 2014 12:38 PM

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Poor sleep can profoundly affect the lives of teenagers. As summer draws to a close and school-aged children gear up to return to class, it is helpful to pause and recognize the importance of quality sleep. In order to achieve this, as this clinical case demonstrates, some youth may need help from a sleep specialist.

A 14-year-old boy, who we will call John, came to my office complaining of insomnia and hallucinations. At his first visit, he reported that when he goes to sleep he can't stop thinking about random things. During the school year, he was going to bed at 9-10 p.m. It would take him hours to fall asle...

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