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Sleep and Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Review of Current Evidence and Environmental Non-Pharmacological Interventions

Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta, 2-64 Corbett Hall, Edmonton, AB T6G2G4, Canada
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Children 2015, 2(1), 78-88; https://doi.org/10.3390/children2010078
Received: 25 November 2014 / Revised: 5 February 2015 / Accepted: 13 February 2015 / Published: 27 February 2015
Between 23%–46% of children with cerebral palsy experience sleep problems. Many of the sensory-motor and cognitive features of cerebral palsy (such as immobility, pain, and seizures) act as predisposing factors for sleep problems in this population. This paper presents the background related to the etiology and consequences of sleep problems in children with cerebral palsy. The relationship between pain and sleep is emphasized, as the risk of pain is highly prevalent in children with cerebral palsy. The review concludes with a discussion of the evidence-base for environmental non-pharmacological interventions based on light, temperature, sound and bedding to promote sleep for children with cerebral palsy. View Full-Text
Keywords: sleep; children; cerebral palsy; environment; light; sound; bedding; temperature sleep; children; cerebral palsy; environment; light; sound; bedding; temperature
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Dutt, R.; Roduta-Roberts, M.; Brown, C.A. Sleep and Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Review of Current Evidence and Environmental Non-Pharmacological Interventions. Children 2015, 2, 78-88.

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