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Pediatric Sleep Medicine

  • Kristie R. Ross
  • Carol Rosen
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Abstract

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.

Keywords

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Sleep Apnea Sleep Latency Sleep Hygiene Sleep Fragmentation 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University Hospitals Case Medical CenterCase Western Reserve University School of MedicineClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Pediatric Sleep Center, Rainbow Babies & Children HospitalUniversity Hospitals Case Medical CenterClevelandUSA

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