Fragmented sleep means that sleep is interrupted during the night. In children, they may wake up completely, or be aroused from deep sleep at regular intervals without actually becoming conscious. There are lots of things that can cause fragmented sleep and for some kids, the only clue is in their daytime behaviour.
For Master R, we knew something was up as he would cry in the middle of the night for no reason, was extremely difficult to put down for sleep and was constantly fighting sleep at all costs. This would often result in a tired, cranky little baby….
Being our fourth child, this wasn’t our first rodeo. We knew something wasn’t right.
A sleep study is a non-invasive way to investigate concerns that a parent may have about their child’s sleep.
This is our little lad being wired up. He was actually asleep while it was all happening, completely at peace. The sleep technician taping him up was also responsible for watching him on a camera all night and coming in and adjusting the wires and attachments throughout his sleep as needed. This “set up” provided all the vital information required for the sleep physician to discover what was happening during Master R’s sleep…..