It’s normal to wake during the night once in a while. But when you have disrupted sleep associated with narcolepsy, it means you often fall asleep quickly but wake up frequently throughout the night. You may report poor-quality sleep. Disrupted nighttime sleep can sometimes be of major concern.
Regardless of what causes them, sleep problems in children and adolescents can have a major impact on daily functioning and contribute to daytime sleepiness. Disturbed sleep affects children’s attention, memory, and ability to think and reason normally. Sleep problems are also a cause of distress for parents and may be one of the primary reasons for caregiver stress in families with children who have chronic illnesses.
Disturbed sleep in children can include: