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30: Sleep: Normal Patterns and Common Disorders
Sleep disorders are common during infancy, childhood, and adolescence. Getting children to go to bed, fall asleep, stay asleep, and stay in bed can be no small challenge. Parents frequently ask pediatricians about sleep-related problems at routine health maintenance visits. Age-appropriate suggestions on how to help children sleep well are usually welcomed by parents.
Sleep problems occur in 20% to 30% of typically developing children and are among the most common concerns encountered in pediatric practice. Behavioral sleep problems, including bedtime refusal or resistance, delayed sleep onset, and prolonged night awaking requiring parental intervention, are the most common reasons for...