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J Clin Sleep Med. 2016 Jun 15;12(6):785-6. doi: 10.5664/jcsm.5866.

Recommended Amount of Sleep for Pediatric Populations: A Consensus Statement of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

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1
Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO.
2
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA.
3
Liaison for the American Academy of Pediatrics, Elk Grove Village, IL.
4
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA.
5
University of British Columbia School of Nursing, Vancouver, BC.
6
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.
7
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.
8
Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA.
9
Munson Sleep Disorders Center, Traverse City, MI.
10
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.
11
Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, Cleveland, OH.
12
Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children's Hospital, Phoenix, AZ.
13
Methodist Healthcare Sleep Disorders Center, Memphis, TN.

Abstract

Sleep is essential for optimal health in children and adolescents. Members of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine developed consensus recommendations for the amount of sleep needed to promote optimal health in children and adolescents using a modified RAND Appropriateness Method. The recommendations are summarized here. A manuscript detailing the conference proceedings and the evidence supporting these recommendations will be published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.

KEYWORDS:

consensus; pediatric; sleep duration

PMID:
27250809
PMCID:
PMC4877308
DOI:
10.5664/jcsm.5866
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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