chapter  78
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Pediatric Sleep Disorders

WithCarolyn Elizabeth Hart

Sleep disorders in infants, children, and adolescents are commonplace but frequently are overlooked. Approximately 25% of children have some type of sleep disturbance, but unlike adults, often go unrecognized. Problems may come to medical attention only under the guise of some resulting symptom, or if the child’s sleep pattern creates a problem for the parents. Recognition of this issue should lead physicians to specifically question pediatric patients and their parents about sleep patterns.