Sleep Center of New Orleans
for Kids & Adults

Time for some ZZzz...

                             When to consider sleep evaluation

Look for these signs of Insufficient Sleep:

• Frequently awakens tired and crabby in the morning and following naps.

• Falls asleep in the car, in a highchair or while watching T.V. when it is not nap time. 

• Appears unusually clingy and will not let mom out of sight intermittently during the day, especially between 4 and 6 p.m. 

• Has to be awakened most mornings and looks as if he/ she could easily sleep another hour. 

• Often has a very short attention span: can’t sit to look at books with parent for more than a few minutes (When sleep loss is severe, appears overactive or “wired”).

• Seems irritable, difficult to please off and on during the day, especially between 4 and 6 p.m. (May hit, spit or bite during this time if significantly sleep deprived).