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By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH on December 11th, 2020

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Recent Pediatric Sleep News, Early Winter 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. St. George News : Keeping kids healthy during COVID-19 through diet, sleep and play [DEC 5 2020]
  2. Baby Gaga : Why Nightlights May Be More Of A Danger Than A Comfort For Your Toddler [DEC 5, 2020]
  3. Sleep Medicine : Consequences of paediatric sleep disordered breathing: contributions from Australian and New Zealand investigators [DEC 5, 2020]
  4. Sleep Medicine Reviews : A Scoping Review of Behavioral Treatments for Pediatric Insomnia [DEC 4, 2020]
  5. Sleep Medicine Reviews : Restless sleep in children: A systematic review [DEC 3, 2020]
  6. Sleep Review : Brainstem Peptide Activated in a Mouse’s First Breath May Offer Insights Into Human SIDS [DEC 3, 2020]
  7. McGill University : Parents shouldn't worry about their baby's inconsistent sleep patterns [DEC 2, 2020]
  8. Business Wire : Sleep Number Announces Partnership With Make-A-Wish® to Provide Quality Sleep for Children With Critical Illnesses [DEC 1, 2020]
  9. Sleep Medicine Reviews : Modifiable parental factors in adolescent sleep: A systematic review and meta-analysis [NOV 30, 2020]
  10. SLEEP : Blunted Rest-Activity Rhythms Link to Higher Body Mass Index and Inflammatory Markers in Children [NOV 29, 2020]
  11. SLEEP : Sleep Duration and Mood in Adolescents: An Experimental Study [NOV 27, 2020]
  12. University of California San Francisco : For Teens with Migraines, Sleeping In (a Bit) May Help [NOV 25, 2020]
  13. Physician's Weekly : Effect of Adenotonsillectomy on Cardiac Function in Children Age 5-13 years with Obstructive Sleep Apnea [NOV 23, 2020]
  14. Boston Children's Hospital : How will the winter darkness affect kids’ learning and sleep this year? [NOV 17, 2020]
  15. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : Heart rate variability during sleep in children and adolescents with restless sleep disorder: a comparison with restless legs syndrome and normal controls [NOV 15, 2020]
  16. Business Wire : Bedtime Just Got Better: Pajama Program Expands Services With Integration of Sweet Dreamzzz Evidence-Based Sleep Health Education [NOV 12, 2020]
  17. Sleep Medicine : Determinants of probable sleep bruxism in a pediatric mixed dentition population: a multivariate analysis of mouth vs. nasal breathing, tongue mobility, and tonsil size [NOV 11, 2020]
  18. American Dental Association : Children’s airway health receives a breath of fresh air: New brochure, virtual event focusing on issue [NOV 10, 2020]
  19. Sleep Medicine : The Efficacy and Safety of Montelukast in Children with Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis [NOV 10, 2020]
  20. Wolters Kluwer Health : For young athletes, inadequate sleep leads to decreased performance [NOV 9, 2020]
  21. Sleep Review : How Quantity, Content, & Context of Social Media Use May Affect Adolescents’ Sleep [NOV 4, 2020]
  22. The Telegraph : Our Health: Do you know the ABCs of Safe Sleep for Babies? [NOV 1, 2020]
  23. Fatherly : Get Your Kid to Bed Quickly with Progressive Muscle Relaxation [OCT 31, 2020]
  24. Power of Positivity : Psychological Study Confirms: Kids Need Less Screen Time and More Green Time [OCT 31, 2020]
  25. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America : Screening and Evaluation of Sleep Disturbances and Sleep Disorders in Children and Adolescents [OCT 27, 2020]