Understanding Sleep Disorders in Children
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recognized insufficient sleep as a public health concern, says CHOC Children’s pulmonologist Dr. John Saito.
In this grand rounds video, Dr. Saito addresses the problem, which is often rooted in childhood. Disorders and disruptions of sleep in a developing brain may have short- term neurocognitive effects, as well as long- term consequences, especially in children who are medically fragile.
Healthcare providers, educators and parents all need to update their level of understanding sleep and sleep disorders in children in order to identify, diagnose, and reduce the negative health consequences of sleep disruption to the child, to the family and to society.