Paradise Sleep Pearls

Sleep Apnea & Insomnia

Sleep Apnea & Insomnia

Many patients with sleep apnea complain of insomnia. Sometimes it can be because the snoring causes a disruption of sleep, leads to more awakenings. Other times it could be because people with sleep apnea are sleepy. Generally people don’t complain of poor sleep unless they are sleepy. In my practice I have had many people… Read more »

Sleep Apnea & ADHD

Sleep apnea and other sleep disorders are recognized to give potential ADHD symptoms.   Patient Testimony. “Hi Dr. Colon,  You may not remember me, (confidential). My daughter was referred to you last year regarding a sleep study. You may recall, her grades were not that great inspite of effort and the school was wanting her… Read more »

Tonsils and Snoring

Tonsils and Snoring

When is snoring sleep apnea? Snoring may indicate sleep apnea, but is also common in childhood. 2-3% of children have obstructive sleep apnea, however about 9-10% have benign primary snoring, which means that though there is snoring, the snoring itself is not causing arousal nor sleep fragmentation.   Is a sleep study needed for tonsil… Read more »

What Parents Know About Sleep

What Parents Know About Sleep

What parents know and don’t know about sleep! In 2011 Dr. Judith Owens conducted a survey to examine parental knowledge about beliefs about healthy sleep. It was directed for parents of children from 3 months to 12 years of age. In her findings, nearly half the parents reported that children did not have consistent bedtimes… Read more »

Sleep and Headaches

Sleep and Headaches

Sleep and Headaches is a complex relationship including associations with RLS, OSA, Insomnia, and Hypnic Headaches (Poceta et al 2008). “Because children with migraine headaches have a high prevalence of sleep disturbances, they should all be evaluated for the presence of sleep problems” (Isik et al 2006). Polysomnogram Findings in Headaches include: Sleep disorder breathing,… Read more »