Children, unlike adults, usually need a lot of time for a dream. However the slackness, frequent yawning and desire of the child take a nap at any opportunity can be caused in the afternoon not only features of a children's organism or external factors, but also some diseases. What reasons of day children's drowsiness?
The sluggish state, unwillingness to show any activity, refusal of games and the increased drowsiness at the child can arise in view of physiological violations, under the influence of various painful states. It should be taken into account that the majority of diseases is followed also by other symptomatology.
The painful states provoking the increased drowsiness at children's age
Anemia. At anemia at children's age the sharp decline of forces, weakness, slackness, block of reactions, a state when the child constantly drives in a dream are noted.
Digestive tract diseases. The diseases affecting a GIT affect the general health of the child. If the children's organism does not receive necessary nutrients because digestion is broken and there is no normal digestion of food, then the child will complain of weakness, a lack of energy. Besides, at poisonings the increased drowsiness is also possible.
Viral, infectious diseases. If in a children's organism any inflammatory process caused by viruses proceeds if the increased body temperature, then emergence of weakness and slackness – quite natural result is noted. At cold and flu the child will constantly want to sleep.
Hypotonia. Headaches, dizziness, noise in ears, drowsiness, yawning, feeling of shortage of oxygen are characteristic of the lowered pressure.
Nervous, mental diseases and borderlines. At a children's depression or an asthenic syndrome the child can constantly want to sleep. In the context of these states duration of night sleep, as a rule, increases if the child has no insomnia to manage to wake up the kid in the mornings happens very hardly. Drowsiness can be a symptom and other pathologies, it is very important to get competent advice from the doctor here.
The other diseases and pathological states causing the increased day drowsiness in the child:
- low hemoglobin;
- diseases of kidneys;
- diseases of an endocrine system, in particular diabetes;
- bronchial asthma;
- bleedings in internals;
- the infections affecting a brain;
- head injuries;
- diseases of a liver and gall bladder;
- problems with vessels and heart, for example, atherosclerosis or heart failure;
- various chronic diseases, including tonsillitis, pharyngitis;
- allergic reactions;
The additional reasons of drowsiness in the childhood
Stress. If the child a long time is under the influence of a stress, his nervous system begins to glitch. The block and slackness can be consequences of a stressful situation.
Sleep debt. When the child in view of any reasons – something hurts, nightmares, an unusual situation, adverse conditions for a dream dream and so on – badly sleeps at the nights and does not get enough sleep at all, in the afternoon he will feel broken, weakened.
Unbalanced food allowance. Why the child constantly wants to sleep? Quite often such situation develops because the kid is not enough and badly eats. If in a children's diet there is no iron and other useful minerals, it will lead to sharp decline of forces.
Side effects of drugs. Many medicamentous medicines have the increased drowsiness among the side effects. It, for example, extends to means against an allergy, to tranquilizers. However the increased drowsiness at children's age is caused also by overdose of medicines. Therefore it is necessary to watch closely what pill is taken by the child and in what quantity.
Hypodynamia. The lack of activity, tendency to a passive way of life of children's age lead to the fact that the child begins constantly to want to sleep, to it there is a laziness something to do, the slackness and apathy come to the forefront.
Lack of oxygen. In stuffy rooms or at refusal of walks in the fresh air the child will lack oxygen. Similar will cause slackness, confusion of consciousness, yawning, desire to lie down and doze.
Unstable emotional background. Strangely enough, but frequent and sharp differences of mood can provoke the increased day drowsiness in the childhood.