Health Tip: When Children Wake at Night

(HealthDay News) -- Night waking means loss of vital sleep for both children and their parents.

The University of Michigan Health System mentions these common causes of night waking among children:

  • Having separation anxiety, especially if one or both parents are frequently away.
  • Having uncomfortable pajamas, a room that is too hot or cold, being hungry or thirsty, or having wet the bed.
  • Having a food sensitivity or allergy.
  • Having pain (such as ear pain, teething or abdominal pain) or colic.
  • Hearing noise.