Sleep problems in Children and Adolescents

Paperback | December 27, 2008

byGregory Stores

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Sleep problems in children and adolescents are very common and often the cause of concern and distress for both the child and the family. They can affect behaviour, learning and sometimes physical health. There are many possible causes for sleep problems, some psychological, others physical,and this book will help you to identify and explain problems in your own child, leading you to the appropriate advice or treatment as necessary. The book starts by explaining the importance and nature of sleep and the changes that occur as your child grows up. It then describes why children may not sleep well at different ages from babyhood to adolescence, the causes of being excessively sleepy during the day, and the types of unusualbehaviours or experiences that a child can have at night. The various types of treatment needed for these problems are explained.The later chapters discuss those children who are especially liable to have sleep problems, the ways in which sleep problems may be mistaken for other conditions, the ways in which unsatisfactory sleep can be spotted at home and at school, and how to get help for your child's disturbed sleep.Throughout the book, cases are described to illustrate how children with various sleep disorders have been correctly diagnosed and treated. The book is intended to raise awareness of the importance of children's sleep disorders, as well as their recognition and treatment. It is written mainly forparents but will also be of interest to anyone involved in the care and welfare of children.

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Sleep problems in children and adolescents are very common and often the cause of concern and distress for both the child and the family. They can affect behaviour, learning and sometimes physical health. There are many possible causes for sleep problems, some psychological, others physical,and this book will help you to identify and ...

Professor Gregory Stores is Emeritus Professor of Developmental Neuropsychiatry in the University of Oxford. He has directed a sleep disorders service for patients of all ages since [check date], and has undertaken extensive research on sleep disorders and their treatment, as well as the effects of disturbed sleep on behaviour, perfor...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:154 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.37 inPublished:December 27, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199296146

ISBN - 13:9780199296149

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GENERAL ASPECTS OF SLEEP AND ITS DISORDERS1. Normal sleep2. Disturbed sleepSLEEP PROBLEMS AND THEIR UNDERLYING CAUSES3. Sleeplessness4. Babies who don't sleep well5. Sleepless toddlers and preschool children (1-4 years)6. School-age children who can't sleep7. Sleeplessness (insomnia) in adolescents8. Excessive daytime sleepiness9. Lack of sleep as a cause of being very sleepy10. Excessive sleepiness due to disturbed sleep11. Sleep disorders which make you sleep too much12. Strange behaviour or experiences at night (parasomnias)13. Parasomnias when going to sleep waking up14. Parasomnias mainly early in the night when lightly asleep15. Parasomnias when deeply asleep: 'arousal disorders'16. Parasomnias mainly later in the night17. Parasomnias which occur at various times of night18. Unusual behaviour at night associated with medical conditions19. Psychiatric disorders which cause unusual behaviour at night20. Children at high risk of sleep disorders21. Misinterpretation of children's sleep disorders22. Being vigilant23. Getting help for your child's sleep disorderRELEVANT ORGANISATIONSFURTHER READINGGLOSSARYINDEX