Pediatric Sleep Medicine
Sleep is crucial to the well-being of children in terms of their physical health, cognitive and emotional development, and social functioning. As children grow, sleep requirements, architecture, and pathology go through considerable changes. Infants, children, and adolescents all may present to the sleep medicine practitioner with problems in each of the major categories of sleep disorders (circadian rhythm disorders, idiopathic hypersomnia, narcolepsy, parasomnias, insomnia, sleep-related breathing disorders, sleep-related movement disorders, and sleep problems related to other factors and diseases). Fellows should acquire clinical competence in the diagnosis and management of childhood sleep disorders in these domains, irrespective of their training background.