Sleepiness in Children An Update

Sleepiness in Children An Update

Author Moreira, Gustavo Antonio Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Pradella-Hallinan, Marcia Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Abstract Sleep is essential for children's learning, memory processes, school performance, and general well-being. The prevalence of sleepiness in children is approximately 4%. Reductions of sleep duration have daytime consequences, including sleepiness, behavior problems, cognitive deficits, poor school performance, inflammation, and metabolic dysfunction. Chronic pain, movement disorders, and sleep-disordered breathing also may lead to daytime somnolence, inattention, hyperactivity, oppositional behaviors, and mood dysregulation. Parent-report questionnaires are useful tools to assess subjective sleepiness in children. Sleepiness in children may be secondary to a sleep problem, such as narcolepsy, central hypersomnia, Kleine-Levin disease, or circadian rhythm disorder.
Keywords Sleepiness
Daytime somnolence
Obstructive sleep apnea
Sleep deprivation
Language English
Date 2017
Published in Sleep Medicine Clinics. San Diego, v. 12, n. 3, p. 407-+, 2017.
ISSN 1556-407X (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Elsevier Inc
Extent 407-+
Access rights Closed access
Type Revisão
Web of Science ID WOS:000413983100014

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