Sleep disorders in children and adolescents

Parents are given information on normal sleep and sleep behaviour in children and told that parasomnias are usually harmless. Disorders of sleep rhythm in infants are identified early at the child health clinic and parents are instructed how to correct abnormal sleep behaviour.If only possible, arrangements should be made to guarantee sufficient night’s sleep for the parents of a child with a sleep disorder. Serious sleep disorders (for example apnoea and narcolepsy) and seizures during sleep require hospital investigations.The most common neuropsychiatric disorders (ADHD , Asperger’s syndrome , Tourette’s syndrome) are often associated with sleep disorders, the management of which may essentially contribute to a positive response to neuropsychiatric treatment.Particularly in adolescents, daytime tiredness and difficulties falling asleep may be caused by depression or anxiety.

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ISBN: 9788869306785