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Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2017 Jul;26(3):587-595. doi: 10.1016/j.chc.2017.02.009. Epub 2017 Apr 27.

Sleep Disorders: Assessment and Treatment in Preschool-Aged Children.

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Department of Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine, Campus Box 8111, 660 South Euclid Avenue, St Louis, MO 63110, USA. Electronic address: licisa@wustl.edu.

Abstract

Sleep issues are common in preschoolers, defined in this article as ages 3 to 5 years. Sleep deprivation can cause behavioral and cognitive issues. Sleep issues seen in the preschool years include insomnia, obstructive sleep apnea, parasomnias, and restless legs syndrome. Sleep issues seem to exacerbate mood and attention disturbances. Conversely, children with psychiatric disorders are likely to have sleep problems. Treatment of sleep issues is important for long-term mental health and optimization of functioning.

KEYWORDS:

Pediatric sleep; Preschool; Sleep; Sleep deprivation; Sleep disorders

PMID:
28577611
DOI:
10.1016/j.chc.2017.02.009
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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