This book is written for the busy primary care practitioner who needs a practical clinical guide to sleep disorders and their treatment. Information on the most common paediatric sleep disorders is organised by specific disorder and by the most frequent presenting complaints. The emphasis is on the practical application of diagnostic strategies and treatment options. Symptom-based algorithms will enable the practitioner to evaluate sleep complaints in a stepwise manner. Other features include: symptom checklists for specific disorders, a chapter on sleep and medications, and a chapter on sleep problems in special populations. Appendices provide practical tools the practitioner can use to screen for sleep problems, evaluate sleep studies, and provide information and resources for families. An accompanying CD-ROM includes printable patient education handouts, a list of resources for families, and several sleep evaluation and screening questionnaires.
FEATURES: Symptom based algorithms help practitioners evaluate sleep complaints in a stepwise fashion Symptom checklist for specific disorders Chapter on sleep and medications, including those that affect sleep and those prescribed for sleep disorders Chapter on sleep problems in special populations, including psychiatric conditions like ADHD Appendices provide practical tools the practitioner can use to screen for sleep disorders, evaluate sleep studies, and provide information and resources for familiesTable of Contents
Section I: Introduction to Pediatric Sleep Sleep in the Pediatric Practice ... 1 Biology of Sleep ... 11 Sleep in Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence ... 22 Evaluation of Pediatric Sleep Disorders ... 42 Section II: Pediatric Sleep Disorders Symptom-Based Algorithms ... 55 Bedtime Problems ... 59 Nightwakings ... 68 Nighttime Fears ... 78 Nightmares ... 83 Sleepwalking and Sleep Terrors ... 88 Headbanging and Bodyrocking ... 97 Bruxism ... 102 Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Sleep Disordered Breathing ... 106 Restless Legs Syndrome and Periodic Limb Movement Disorder ... 123 Narcolepsy ... 135 Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome ... 145 Insomnia ... 156 Insufficient Sleep and Inadequate Sleep Hygiene ... 163 Section III: Sleep and Medications Sleep and Medications ... 169 Section IV: Sleep in Special Populations Sleep in Special Needs Children ... 183 Sleep and Medical Disorders ... 191 Sleep and Psychiatric Disorders ... 205 Appendices