Pediatric Parasomnias and Hypersomnias
Recorded On: 02/28/2021
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This sixth module of the series provides an excellent review of the parasomnias and hypersomnias that affect the pediatric population. A review of the different types of primary and secondary excessive daytime somnolence (EDS) in the pediatric population that includes age specific signs and symptoms of hypersomnolence in the pediatric patient is provided. The review of parasomnias focuses on recognizing risk factors for and identifying common parasomnias in the pediatric population and discusses when to utilize polysomnography for evaluation of parasomnias. The causes of both pediatric hypersomnias and parasomnias and how the appropriate medical history and testing affect proper diagnosis and treatment are reviewed, and the importance of parental education and reassurance in the management of these disorders is discussed. This module provides an extensive overview of two of the more common pediatric sleep disorders.
By Laree Fordyce, RPSGT, RST, CCSH, CCRP
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