Children who suffer from pediatric sleep disorders are often misdiagnosed, reports The Miami Herald.

Symptoms of sleep disorders are indistinguishable from a number of more prevalent health concerns that parents and health professionals alike are quicker to consider.

One common misdiagnosis is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which has been diagnosed in 11 percent of children nationwide, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its hallmark symptoms — lack of concentration, impulsiveness and hyperactivity — can also be the consequence of a pediatric sleeping disorder.

Dr. Juan C. Martinez, who specializes in sleep disorders as the medical director of the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Division of Pediatric Pulmonology, has seen a number of patients who came to him improperly treated for these symptoms.