Patterns of normal sleep are considered, including the circadian cycle, which is considered the body's internal clock, REM, and NREM sleep. Sleep disorders are a prevalent problem in the pediatric population, affecting more than 25-30% of children. Sleep disorders that are discussed include behavioral insomnia, delayed sleep phase disorder (DSPD), disorder of sleep-related rhythmic movement (RMD), nightmares, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), arousal disorders, sleep disorder secondary to poor sleep hygiene, restless leg syndrome (RLS), and narcolepsy. Clinicians caring for children and adolescents are advised to evaluate the sleep health of their pediatric patients and provide management for sleep problems that may arise.
|Title of host publication||Behavioral Pediatrics II|
|Subtitle of host publication||Neuropsychiatry, Sexuality and Eating Disorders. Fifth Edition|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers, Inc.|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 23 Aug 2022|