When our children are infants and toddlers we spend a great deal of time focusing on their sleep patterns and the quantity of sleep that they are getting; however, as our children get older we may not be aware that the quantity and quality of sleep they are getting may be lacking. Sleep deprivation can cause a wide range of problems including, a feeling of jet lag, moodiness, trouble focusing, and health issues. Dr. Judith Owens, an expert on pediatric sleep, recommends that children stay on the same sleep schedule, even on the weekends. This includes teenagers as well. She also says that going to sleep with a tv turn on or an electronic device can disrupt the body’s ability to make melatonin, a sleep hormone our bodies need to maintain a restful night’s sleep. A quality mattress can also make a difference in your child’s sleep patterns.