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Sleep Disorders Part I: Children and Adolescents

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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CE: 4 hours Pharmacology: 0.5 hour
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Course Summary

Although a good night’s rest is vital for people of all ages, it can be especially critical for children and adolescents due to the impact of sleep on growing minds and bodies. Even young people can suffer from sleep disorders ranging from mild to debilitating, and these disorders can have an impact on the entire family. This is the first in a four-part series on sleep disorders.

Course Format

Homestudy

Course Syllabus

I.              Introduction

II.           Normal Sleep Patterns

1.   NREM Sleep

2.   REM Sleep

III.         Circadian Rhythm And Sleep Hormones

1.   Melatonin

2.   Cortisol

IV.          Sleep Recommendations

1.   Infant Sleep Cycle

2.   Child Sleep Cycle

3.   Adolescent Sleep Cycle

V.            Types Of Sleep Disorders

1.   Nocturnal Enuresis

2.   Sleep-onset Anxiety

VI.          Sleep Apnea

1.   Central Sleep Apnea

2.   Mixed Apnea

3.   Obstructive Sleep Apnea

4.   Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder

5.   Sleepwalking/Sleep Talking

6.   Night Terrors

7.   Confusional Arousals

8.   REM Behavior Disorder

9.   Sleep Paralysis

10.        Nightmares

VII.       Symptoms Of Sleep Deprivation

1.   Slowed Reaction Times

2.   Memory or Concentration Issues

3.   Behavior Problems

4.   Mood Disorders

5.   Accidents and Injuries

6.   Weakened Immune Systems

7.   Restricted Growth

VIII.     Treatment Of A Sleep Disorder

1.   Behavior Modification

2.   Continuous Positive Airway Pressure

3.   Allergy Treatment

4.   Orthodontics

5.   Ear-Nose-Throat Surgical Treatment

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