Understanding sleep and sleep disorders in children and adolescents


Authors: Ahsan Nazeer, Lisa Campisi, Salma Malik, Muhammad Zeshan, Nehdia Hashemi, and Muhammad Waqar Azeem
Page Range: 211-220
Published in: Journal of Alternative Medicine Research, Volume 12 Issue 3 (2020)
ISSN: 11939-5868

Table of Contents


Sleep health issues and sleep disorders regarding pediatric persons are discussed. Research has confirmed the need for healthy sleep for all persons, including those with chronic illnesses, such as cardiovascular disorders. Normal sleep parameters for pediatric persons are defined, and developmental perspectives of sleep disorders are considered. Various sleep disorders in different pediatric ages are reviewed from infants/toddlers to adolescents. An essential approach to caring for those with chronic illnesses is to improve their sleep hygiene and screen for as well as manage overt sleep disorders that may be present.

Keywords: Pediatrics, sleep, sleep disorders

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