Sleep Disorders for Children with Cerebral Palsy

If a child develops cerebral palsy, which can happen as a result of a doctor’s mistakes during delivery, they may suffer from a range of sleep disorders as a result. These disorders can have a major impact on a child’s life, affecting their general health, mood, and behavior. Without consistent, restful sleep, a child may have serious health problems to contend with as they grow older. However, in many cases, there may, fortunately, be treatment options for these disorders.

Types of Sleep Disorders Linked to Cerebral Palsy

Children with cerebral palsy are much more likely to have regular problems with maintaining a healthy sleep schedule compared to children without this disability. The following disorders may be linked to cerebral palsy:

  • Difficulty maintaining sleep throughout the night
  • Difficulty making a healthy transition between being asleep and being awake
  • Difficulty going to sleep
  • Breathing difficulties while sleeping
  • Epileptic episodes while sleeping

These health complications may be treated in many cases, giving children the ability to get the restful sleep they need each night. However, this treatment can often come at a high financial price for the family. In certain circumstances, financial compensation can cover these expenses though.

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If your child has developed cerebral palsy because of a negligent doctor’s errors before, during, or after birth, a lawyer from The Driscoll Firm may be able to help you obtain compensation for the many, and often expensive, costs that are associated with this disorder. Call (800) 900-7704 today to learn about your legal options in such a situation.


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