Pediatric sleep disorders

Muhammed Ather, Nehdia Hashemi, Salma Malik, Finza Latif, Mohammed Al-Breiki, Ahsan Nazeer

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBehavioral Pediatrics II
Subtitle of host publicationNeuropsychiatry, Sexuality and Eating Disorders. Fifth Edition
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9798886971057
ISBN (Print)9798886970197
Publication statusPublished - 23 Aug 2022
Externally publishedYes


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