By Gregory Stores
Sleep disturbances are ordinary difficulties that reason nice misery to victims and their households. they're implicated in numerous difficulties, from terrible academic functionality or disturbed habit to injuries or different actual difficulties. but, there is not any updated, finished, one-stop resource of knowledge for clinicians bearing on sleep issues in kids. frequently, examine into sleep issues has in general happened inside of separate, unconnected scientific disciplines, quite often related to adults. As sleep disturbances are linked to critical illnesses, picking out and treating the matter early is key for stable long term well-being and health and wellbeing. Gregory shops addresses this desire with a cross-disciplinary overview of accessible scientific details and coverings, illustrated through real situations. This ebook might be crucial studying for all pros interested in baby healthcare from infancy to early life, and also will be beneficial to normal readers trying to find up to date info and references.
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Extra info for A Clinical Guide to Sleep Disorders in Children and Adolescents
A reduction in the total hours of sleep compared with the child’s usual amount of sleep. This can be caused by going to bed late, or inability to get to sleep until late, combined with having to get up before enough sleep has been obtained. This failure to meet sleep requirements may also result from waking or being woken very early. Because of individual diVerences, shortage of sleep is best judged in relation to how long the child usually sleeps. Like many other biological variables, individual sleep requirements are distributed normally with some children needing much less and others much more than the average without there being any sleep pathology.
The timing and duration of the overnight sleep phase and any daytime naps, and the overall amount of sleep each 24 hours. As mentioned previously, the duration, continuity and timing of the child’s sleep are the most important aspects of sleep for daytime functioning. g. chronic noisy breathing, including snoring). e. how far the sleeping environment is satisfactory and whether the organization of the child’s day and general activities (especially leading up to bedtime) are conducive to sleeping well.
Especially in teenagers, diYculty getting up in the morning and going to sleep late should not be automatically viewed as adolescent ‘awkwardness’ (see chapter 5). ( Failure to get to sleep until well after going to bed (for which there are many possible explanations according to age of the child) needs to be corrected. ( Less obvious daytime signs of unsatisfactory sleep are poor concentration and memory, deterioration in school work, and irritable or otherwise diYcult behaviour. Of course, there are often other explanations for these problems, but sleep loss or disruption should be considered as a possibility.
A Clinical Guide to Sleep Disorders in Children and Adolescents by Gregory Stores