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By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH on August 7th, 2020

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Recent Pediatric Sleep News, Summer 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. Pediatric Research : Should I Let My Teen Sleep With Their Phone Next To Them? [AUG 1, 2020]
  2. SLEEP : Children’s Objective Sleep Assessed with Wrist-based Accelerometers: Strong Heritability of Objective Quantity and Quality Unique from Parent-reported Sleep [JULY 30, 2020]
  3. WJLA : Excess artificial light now being linked to teen mood disorders [JULY 30, 2020]
  4. Pediatrics International : Tobacco smoke exposure as a risk factor for obstructive sleep apnea in children [JULY 29, 2020]
  5. LA School Report : Lewis: Students returning to school this fall will face a new, changed reality. 1 way to helpstart classes later so they can get more sleep [JULY 28, 2020]
  6. Athens Daily Review : Is tonsillectomy right for your child? [JULY 27, 2020]
  7. Physician's Weekly : Pediatric use of prescribed melatonin in Sweden 2006-2017: a register based study [JULY 27, 2020]
  8. Sleep Health : Stress, sleep, and autonomic function in healthy adolescent girls and boys: Findings from the NCANDA study [JULY 27, 2020]
  9. Pulmonary Advisor : Asthma, Atopic Dermatitis Associated With Poor Sleep Outcomes in Urban Children [JULY 23, 2020]
  10. Talking Sleep : Healthy Sleep for Kids During COVID-19 [podcast] [JULY 23, 2020]
  11. Pediatrics On Call : Safe Sleep, Racial Disparities Post-Surgery [JULY 21, 2020]
  12. SLEEP : Sleep problems, internalizing and externalizing symptoms, and domains of health-related quality of life: bidirectional associations from early childhood to early adolescence [JULY 21, 2020]
  13. Nature : Spontaneous and apnea arousals from sleep in preterm infants [JULY 18, 2020]
  14. The Guardian : Children's sleep severely affected by impact of coronavirus, say experts [JULY 17, 2020]
  15. The Spectrum : Losing sleep: How researchers miss a key contributor to autism [JULY 16, 2020]
  16. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : Enhancing the patient and family experience during pediatric sleep studies [JULY 15, 2020]
  17. Sleep Medicine Reviews : Diagnostic meta-analysis of the Pediatric Sleep Questionnaire, OSA-18, and pulse oximetry in detecting pediatric obstructive sleep apnea syndrome [JULY 15, 2020]
  18. Sleep Review : The Long-Term Solutions to Pediatric Sleep Apnea Are Changing [JULY 8, 2020]
  19. Sleep Review : Why Evaluating Daytime Sleepiness in Children is Essential [JULY 6, 2020]
  20. Atlanta Journal Constitution : Another back-to-school COVID-19 challenge: Reeling in kids’ bedtimes [JULY 5, 2020]
  21. Sleep Review : Children’s Asthma and Sleep Apnea Has Improved During LockdownA Clinician Explains Why That Might Be [JULY 4, 2020]
  22. The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health : Sleep restriction alters children’s positive emotional responses, but effects are moderated by anxiety [JULY 3, 2020]
  23. Journal of Sleep Research : Effects of sleep modulation during pregnancy in the mother and offspring: Evidences from preclinical research [JULY 2, 2020]
  24. SLEEP : Longitudinal associations of nightmare frequency and nightmare distress with suicidal behavior in adolescents: mediating role of depressive symptoms [JULY 2, 2020]
  25. MedPage Today : Sleep Troubles in Infancy Tied to Later BPD, Psychosis—Could altered circadian rhythm explain the association? [JULY 1, 2020]