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Children 2017, 4(10), 84;

Sleep Disorders in Childhood Neurological Diseases

Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Neurology, Children’s Hospital of Illinois, University ofIllinois College of Medicine at Peoria, 520 N.E. Glen Oak Ave, Peoria, IL 61637‐0001, USA
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Received: 24 May 2017 / Revised: 15 September 2017 / Accepted: 18 September 2017 / Published: 22 September 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sleep Medicine in Children and Adolescents)
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Sleep problems are frequently addressed as a primary or secondary concern during the visit to the pediatric neurology clinic. Sleep disorders can mimic other neurologic diseases (e.g., epilepsy and movement disorders), and this adds challenges to the diagnostic process. Sleep disorders can significantly affect the quality of life and functionality of children in general and those with comorbid neurological diseases in particular. Understanding the pathophysiology of sleep disorders, recognizing the implications of sleep disorder in children with neurologic diseases and behavioral difficulties, and early intervention continue to evolve resulting in better neurocognitive outcomes. View Full-Text
Keywords: sleep disorders; sleep disordered breathing; neurological diseases; neurodevelopmental conditions sleep disorders; sleep disordered breathing; neurological diseases; neurodevelopmental conditions

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