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By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH on September 18th, 2020

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Recent Pediatric Sleep News, Early Fall 2020

PEDIATRIC SLEEP WIRE final 1Pediatric Sleep Wire is an occasional supplemental news report capturing pediatric sleep news of relevant interest to sleep technologists and sleep health educators not featured in our regular news series, This Week in Sleep Medicine.


NOTE: Some links might require additional registration or password access. If you work in a sleep clinic, hospital system, or research institution, you should be able to allocate access through them. 
  1. American Academy of Sleep Medicine : 57% of Parents Say Students Aren’t Getting Enough Sleep [SEPT 14, 2020]
  2. BabyGaga : Sleep Terrors Or Seizures? How To Tell The Difference [SEPT 12, 2020]
  3. Journal of Sleep Research : Behavioural and emotional profiles of children and adolescents with disorders of arousal [SEPT 10, 2020]
  4. SLEEP : New 2013 incidence peak in childhood narcolepsy: more than vaccination? [SEPT 10, 2020]
  5. Sleep Review : 5 Items Physicians Should Question on Pediatric Sleep & Pulmonology [SEPT 8, 2020]
  6. Journal of Sleep Research : Insomnia symptoms and non‐suicidal self‐injury in adolescence: understanding temporal relations and mechanisms [SEPT 7, 2020]
  7. SLEEP : Dynamics of Sleep, Sedentary Behavior and MVPA on School versus Non-School Days [SEPT 7, 2020]
  8. Monthly Prescribing Reference : AAP: "Choosing Wisely" Recs on Pediatric Pulmonology, Sleep Medicine [SEPT 2, 2020]
  9. Athletic Training & Sports Health Care : Mental Health in Student Athletes: Associations With Sleep Duration, Sleep Quality, Insomnia, Fatigue, and Sleep Apnea Symptoms [AUG 28, 2020]
  10. Sleep Health : Screen media use and sleep disturbance symptom severity in children [AUG 27, 2020]
  11. SLEEP : Study evaluates immersive virtual reality as a sleep aid for teens [AUG 25, 2020]
  12. Physician's Weekly : Restless legs syndrome in children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: prevalence, mimic conditions, risk factors, and association with functional impairment [AUG 24, 2020]
  13. Romper : Are Blackout Curtains Good For Babies? Experts Weigh In [AUG 24, 2020]
  14. Today : Babies sleeping in swings: Is it a safe practice? [AUG 24, 2020]
  15. Physician's Weekly : Cardiovascular changes in children with obstructive sleep apnea and obesity after treatment with non-invasive ventilation [AUG 20, 2020]
  16. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : Prevalence of malocclusions and oral dysfunctions in children with persistent sleep-disordered breathing after adenotonsillectomy in the long term [AUG 15, 2020]
  17. Journal of Sleep Research : Childhood restless legs syndrome: A longitudinal study of prevalence and familial aggregation [AUG 11, 2020]
  18. Sleep Medicine : Effect of myofunctional therapy on children with obstructive sleep apnea: a meta-analysis [AUG 10, 2020]
  19. Sleep Medicine : Use of heated humidified high flow nasal cannula for obstructive sleep apnea in infants [AUG 8, 2020]
  20. CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics : Narcolepsy with cataplexy: Does age at diagnosis change the clinical picture? [AUG 6, 2020]
  21. Scientific Reports : Adolescent sleep characteristics and body-mass index in the Family Life, Activity, Sun, Health, and Eating (FLASHE) Study [AUG 6, 2020]
  22. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia : Caregiver-Reported Child Sleep Problems Associated with Impaired Academic and Psychosocial Functioning in Middle Childhood [AUG 3, 2020]
  23. Contemporary Pediatrics : Melatonin helps children with ASD overcome insomnia [AUG 3, 2020]
  24. Journal of Sleep Research : A video polysomnographic study of spontaneous smiling during sleep in newborns [AUG 3, 2020]
  25. Sleep Medicine : Non-REM sleep instability in children with restless sleep disorder [AUG 3, 2020]